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2010 Radio / TV Roster 1

Laura Pierce 5-8 / OH / Senior Fort Collins, Colo.

Heather Asplund 6-0 / OH / RS-Freshman Winnebago, Ill.

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Madison Comperry 5-8 / S / Sophomore Clarksville, Tenn.

Natalie Penrod 5-11 / OH / Freshman Alexandria, Ky.

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Ashleigh Hancock 5-11 / S / Freshman Richmond, New Zealand

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Katrina Dvorken 6-3 / MB / Sophomore Ridgewood, N.J.

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Marie Peddicord 6-1 / MB / Senior Columbus, Ohio

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Leah Meffert 6-0 / OH / Senior Louisville, Ky.

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Kelsey Gray 6-2 / MB / Sophomore Newark, Ohio

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Lauren Stiles 5-8 / S / Freshman Kodak, Tenn.

Melanie Culp 5-6 / S / Senior Indianapolis, Ind.

Elise Robertson 6-2 / MB / Freshman Strongsville, Ohio

John Blair Head Coach Tennessee, ‘76

Jessica Lane Assistant Coach USC Aiken, ‘02

Ashley Murphy Graduate Assistant Coach Clemson ‘10

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Allison May 5-9 / DS / Freshman Louisville, Ky.

WELCOME TO Golden Eagle VOLLEYBALL Tech Quick Facts Location: Cookeville, Tennessee Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 10,796 President: Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell Athletics Director: Mark Wilson Sports Info Director: Rob Schabert SID Volleyball Contact: Nick Burns Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Ohio Valley Affiliation: NCAA Division I Arena: Eblen Center (10,152)

Head Coach: John Blair Alma Mater: Tennessee (1976) Career Record: 362-481 (26 years) Record at Tech: 88-120 (7 years) Assistant Coach: Jessica Lane Graduate Assistant Coach: Kelsey Murphy Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Team Athletic Trainer: Steve Hopkins Team Manager: 2009 Record: 10-18 2009 OVC Record: 9-9/5th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 3/4

On the Covers Shown on the front cover are four seniors #5 Leah Meffert, #8 Marie Peddicord, #14 Melanie Culp and #1 Laura Pierce. On the back cover are sophomores #10 Madison Comperry, #9 Kelsey Gray and #7 Katrin Dvorken.

Tech’s 2010 Seniors: Laura Pierce, Melanie Culp, Marie Peddicord and Leah Meffert

At left: 2009 OVC All-Newcomer Team member Kelsey Gray

What’s Inside

Contents / Credits The 2010 Tennessee Tech Volleyball guide was produced by the Sports Information Office. Writing, editing and layout by Sports Information Assistant Nick Burns. Photography by TTU Photo Services, Tony Marable and Jim Dillon. Special thanks to Judy Hees, Karen Lykins, Brandon Goodwin, Nicholas Heidelberger and Dewayne Wright. Cover design and production by WD Stone and Associates, Cookeville, Tenn. Printed by Multi-Ad, Peoria, Ill. Tennessee Tech University: A constituent university of the Tennessee Board of Regents. R027-000-10. An AA/EEO/Title IX/Section/ADA University .

2010 Schedule..........................................2 2010 Roster/Team Photo......................3 2010 Season Outlook.........................4-5 Returnees Profiles.............................6-19 Newcomers Profiles....................... 20-25 Head Coach John Blair.................. 26-27 Assistant Coach Jessica Lane............28 Assistant Coach Kelsey Murphy.......29 The Ohio Valley Confernece..............30 Golden Eagle Athletic Honors..........31 2010 Opponents............................. 32-34 2009 Season in Review................. 35-36 vs. All Opponents..................................37 Golden Eagles In Tourney Play.........38 2009 Statistics.........................................39 OVC in 2009............................................ 40 2009 OVC Leaders.................................41 Tech All-Time Participants..................42

Golden Eagle Honors.................... 43-44 Individual Match Records...................45 Individual Season Records.................46 Individual Career Records..................47 Year-by-Year Results...................... 48-51 Cookeville, Tennessee..........................52 This is Tennessee Tech.........................53 Athletic Administration.......................54 Athletic Staff............................................55 Academic Support......................... 56-57 Sports Hall of Fame...............................58 Sports Medicine.....................................59 Strength & Conditioning............. 60-61 Sports Hall of Fame...............................62 Mission Statement................................63 Media Relations.....................................64 Following Tech........................................65 Athletic Performance Center...... 66-67

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2010 Golden Eagle schedule Date

Opponent

Location Time

August 27-28 31

at Big Orange Bash Belmont

Clemson, S.C. Cookeville

(at right) 7:00 p.m.

September 3-4 at Samford Invitational 10-11 at Western Kentucky Invitational 17 at Eastern Kentucky * 18 at Morehead State * 24 Austin Peay * 25 Tennessee State *

Birmingham, A.L. Bowling Green, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Morehead, Ky. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE

(at right) (at right) 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.

October 1 at UT Martin * 2 at Murray State * 8 at Southeast Missouri State * 9 at Eastern Illinois * 15 Jacksonville State * 22 Morehead State * 23 Eastern Kentucky * 29 at Tennessee State * 30 at Austin Peay *

Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Charleston, Ill. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE Nashville, Tenn. Clarkville, Tenn.

7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.

November 2 at Jacksonville State * 5 Murray State * 6 UT Martin * 12 Eastern Illinois * 13 Southeast Missouri State * 18-22 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament 27 at Ohio Valley Conference Championship

Jacksonville, Ala. COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE TBA Louisville, Ky.

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. TBA TBA

December 2-5 9-12 16-18

at NCAA Tournament – First/Second Round TBA at NCAA Tournament – Regionals TBA at NCAA Tournament – Final Four TBA

All times listed are Central

TBA TBA TBA

Golden Eagle Tournaments August 27-28 Clemson Invitational Friday, Aug. 27 vs. Albany, 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at. Clemson, 11 a.m. vs. Jacksonville, 3 p.m.

September 3-4 Samford Invitational

Friday, Sept. 3 vs. Syracuse, 12 p.m. vs. Northwestern State, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 vs. North Texas, 12 p.m. at. Samford, 3 p.m.

September 10-11

Western Kentucky Invitational Friday, Sept. 10 vs. Missouri, 11:30 a.m. vs. Central Arkansas, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at. Western Kentucky, 1 p.m. Coach Blair talks with the Golden Eagles

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NAME Laura Pierce Heather Asplund Natalie Penrod Leah Meffert Ashleigh Hancock Katrina Dvorken Marie Peddicord Kelsey Gray Madison Comperry Lauren Stiles Melanie Culp Elise Robertson Allison May

HT 5-8 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-1 6-2 5-8 5-8 5-6 6-2 5-8

YR POS. Sr. OH RS-Fr. OH Fr. OH Sr. OH Fr. S So. MB Sr. MB/RS So. MB So. S Fr. S Sr. S/DS Fr. MB Fr. DS

Hometown/High School Major Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins HS Secondary Education Winnebago, Ill./Winnebago HS Psychology Alexandia, Ky./Campbell County HS Education Louisville, Ky./Assumption HS Pre-Medicine Richmond, New Zealand/Waimea Psychology Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood HS Health Sciences Columbus, Ind./Columbus East HS Biology Newark, Ohio/Newark HS Business Tampa, Fla../Sickles HS Engineering Kodak, Tenn./Knoxville Catholic HS Undecided Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian HS Nursing Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville HS Pre-Physical Therapy Louisville, Ky./Assumption HS Biology

Alphabetical Roster NO. NAME 2 Heather Asplund 10 Madison Comperry 14 Melanie Culp 7 Katrina Dvorken 9 Kelsey Gray 6 Ashleigh Hancock 25 Allison May 5 Leah Meffert 8 Marie Peddicord 3 Natalie Penrod 1 Laura Pierce 17 Elise Robertson 11 Lauren Stiles

GOLDEN EAGLE VOLLEYBALL STAFF Head Coach: Assistant Coach: Graduate Assistant Coach:

John Blair (Tennessee, 1976) Team Athletic Trainer: Adrienne Wilson Jessica Lane (USC Aiken, 2005) Team Managers: Don Hardcastle Kelsey Murphy (Clemson, 2010)

2010 Golden Eagle Volleyball Team

Front row, from left: Ashleigh Hancock, Madison Comperry, Kelsey Gray, Elise Robertson, Katrina Dvorken, Natalie Penrod, Allison May, Lauren Stiles Back row, from left: team manager Don Hardcastle, athletic trainer Adrienne Wilson, Melanie Culp, Leah Meffert, Marie Peddicord, Laura Pierce, graduate assistant coach Kelsey Murphy, assistant coach Jessica Lane, head coach John Blair

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Golden Eagle 2010 outlook

2010 Preseason Ohio Valley Conference Coaches/SID Poll 1. Morehead State......... 153 (11) 2. Jacksonville State.........139 (9) 3. Murray State........................ 133 4. Eastern Kentucky............... 105 5. Tennessee Tech................99 6. Austin Peay..............................93 7. Southeast Missouri...............65 8. Eastern Illinois........................41 9. Tennessee State.....................39 10. UT Martin...............................33

2010 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Team Caitlin Vorbeck..............Jacksonville State Katelin Craven................... Morehead State Leah Meffert................Tennessee Tech Sarah Alisaleh............................Austin Peay Emma Keough.................. Morehead State Abby O’Connor...............Eastern Kentucky Jade Guo....................................Murray State Lauren Snyder.................Eastern Kentucky Kayleah Sauer..........................Murray State Becca Lamb..............................Murray State Jessica Mollman........................Austin Peay Alex Zwetter......................... Eastern Illinois Jen Meyer........................Jacksonville State Annie Gruenschlager..... Morehead State

The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are looking to rebound off a 2009 season that saw them finish with a 10-18 record, including a 9-9 mark and a fifth place finish in the OVC. Tech is just one season removed from its 2008 OVC championship season that saw the Golden Eagles finish with a 19-13 record, with a 14-4 OVC mark. The task of climbing up the ranks of the OVC will be a challenge as many teams will be in the running for the top spot in the conference. This season’s preseason poll has placed the Golden Eagles fifth in the rankings. Despite the ranking, head coach John Blair is confident the team will compete every match. “This team will get better every week,” Blair said. “It depends on how well we can sustain it. We’re hoping for some early success to build on.” Tournament Tested Tech will be tested early on in its nonconference tournaments as it travels to Clemson, Samford and Western Kentucky. Each tournament will pit the Golden Eagles against some of the toughest competition in the country and Blair knows it will be a good measuring stick for the rest of the season to come.

Tech will take part in the Samford Invitational where it will take on Syracuse, Northwestern State, North Texas and Samford. The Golden Eagles wrap up their non-conference schedule as they take part in the Western Kentucky Invitational. Tech will square off against Missouri, Central Arkansas and Western Kentucky. TTU will open its 2010 OVC schedule with six of eight matches on the road. The Golden Eagles will face Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 17 to begin conference play. Tech and Colonels both finished last season with a 9-9 mark in conference play and made the OVC tournament. Bolstering the Bench Blair will be joined on the bench this season by thirdyear assistant coach Jessica Lane. In her first season, Lane was pivotal in the Golden Eagles’ OVC championship run in 2008 and Blair will look to her to remain an essential part of the program. “She is becoming more comfortable and is taking on more responsibilities in recruiting and on campus

“Every host team is from a strong conference,” Blair said. “I don’t see any automatic victories and every win will be earned. We’ll see teams from outside the region which will give us a national flavor.” At Clemson, the Golden Eagles will take on the host Tigers, Jacksonville and Albany. Each team recorded at least 19 wins last season and finished fourth or higher in their respective conference. Albany finished the season 22-9, with a 10-0 record in the America East Conference. The Golden Eagles open their 2010 home schedule August 31 as they host the Belmont Bruins. Tech has posted an all-time mark of 9-2 against Belmont.

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Golden Eagle 2010 outlook against Southeast Missouri State.

The Golden Eagle Huddle

Also back are three sophomores from last year’s squad including middle blocker Kelsey Gray. Gray led the Golden Eagle newcomers in kills with 198 last season and finished first on the team in total blocks with 122, which ranked fourth in the OVC. Tech will look to Gray to set the tone on the defensive side of the net. Setter Madison Comperry and middle block Katrina Dvorken also return for their sophomore seasons looking to build upon lessons learned in their freshmen campaigns. “We’re looking for them to step forward,” Blair said. “We’re looking to develop all four and hope to see some major progression this season.”

visits,” Blair said. Joining the coaching staff this season is graduate assistant coach Kelsey Murphy. A four-year setter at Clemson, Murphy will be another fine addition to the program and the Golden Eagles will benefit from her experience.

Tech brings in five new faces in setter Ashleigh Hancock, defensive specialist Allison May, outside hitter Natalie Penrod, setter Lauren Stiles and middle blocker Elizabeth Robertson.

“Kelsey has a strong recommendation from her coach, and we knew she would be a good fit for the program,” Blair said.

“The goal this off-season was to add depth at every position and we did that,” Blair said. “It’s an athletic group with broad experience and we’re hoping to have raised the beginning standard.”

Senior Leadership With four seniors on this year’s squad, Blair will look to them to provide the leadership for nine underclassmen. That group will be led by outside hitter Leah Meffert who was named to the preseason all-OVC first team.

With a solid group of returnees and a talented group of underclassmen, the Golden Eagles will look to challenge for another OVC title.

“We’re excited for all four of our seniors, “ Blair said. “We’re fortunate they’ve played their whole careers here. “We were in every match last season and they’ll remember those things and draw from them.” Meffert led the team in kills with 406 (3.62 kps), which ranked second in the conference. She also led the team in service aces and points with 28 and 463.5, respectively. Meffert recorded 22 double-doubles in kills and digs during the 2009 season, including a 22-dig performance against Tennessee State. She reached at least 10 kills in 25 of 28 matches last season. Senior setter Melanie Culp, who has been named the team captain for the 2010 season, served as the primary setter for the Golden Eagles in the 2009 season. Culp led the Golden Eagles with 1,107 (9.88 aps) assists, which ranked fourth in the OVC. She recorded four matches where she tallied 50 assists or more, including a careerhigh 62 against Southeast Missouri. She also finished third on the team in digs with 245. As Tech’s most experienced setter Culp will be counted on to run the offense. Tech also welcomes back two more student-athletes for their senior seasons in Marie Peddicord and Laura Pierce. Peddicord finished her 2009 season third on the team in kills with 224, including a careerhigh 17 against Murray State, and second in total blocks with 67. Pierce added 154 digs to her career totals including a career-high 15

Senior Marie Peddicord

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Up Close

“With the energy and excitement the team has for the upcoming season, there is no doubt that this team will be successful on the court.” -- Melanie Culp

Melanie Lee

Culp

Parents: Timothy and Kathie Culp Birthdate: October 2, 1988 Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Ind. Major: Nursing

MELANIE’S TOP 5 u Favorite TV shows: 1. Friends 2. Untamed Uncut 3. I Shouldn’t Be Alive 4. Vampire Diaries 5. Top-10 Plays ESPN u Favorite places to travel for volleyball road trips: 1. Indianapolis 2. Appalachian State 3. Samford 4. Louisville 5. Nashville u Favorite things to do outdoors: 1. Tubing 2. Four-wheeling 3. White water rafting 4. Play volleyball 5. Swimming

Melanie at her friend’s wedding

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Melanie 14 Team Culp Captain

At A Glance...

Senior 5-6 Setter

In 2009 (Junior)

Melanie was one of three Golden Eagles to appear in all 112 sets and one of three to have started in all 28 matches…she served as the primary setter leading the team with 1,107 assists (9.88 aps) which ranked fourth in the OVC...she compiled 245 digs, 19 block total blocks, 15 kills and nine aces as well...posted four games with 50 assists or more including a career-high 62 against Southeast Missouri (10/10)…set a career-high in kills and attempts with four and five, respectively vs. North Florida (9/4)…named the OVC setter of the week (9/14)…recorded 11 double-doubles in assists and digs including a 49 assist, 15 dig performance vs. North Florida (9/4).

In 2008 (Sophomore)

Indianapolis, Ind. Heritage Christian HS Melanie’s Career Highs

Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

none 4 10 62 15 3 3

vs. North Florida, 9/4/09 vs. North Florida, 9/4/09 vs. Southeast Missouri, 10/10/09 vs. North Florida, 9/4/09 vs. Eastern Illinois, 10/9/09 vs. Murray State, 11/19/09

Melanie appeared in 25 sets for the Golden Eagles, finishing the season with 29 assists, 20 digs, two kills and one ace...she set a single-game career high for assists with 11 against Miami Ohio on Sept. 12 and helped Tech to a five-set victory over Jacksonville State on Sept. 23 with a career-high eight digs...also had six assists in a victory over Ball State on Sept. 6.

In 2007 (Freshman)

Melanie saw action in 60 sets in a supporting role and finished the season with 70 assists and 32 digs...she had a season high with seven assists and five digs on Nov. 2 against Tennessee State...she recorded two kills on the season, one against Butler and one against Utah Valley, both on Aug. 31.

Prep/Club Highlights

Culp led her Heritage Christian team to a 2006 sectional championship and received both the team’s best server (2003-04) and best defensive player awards (2004)...Culp was coached by Michelle York, who played for Tech helmer John Blair at Mississippi and was an assistant coach for Blair at Ole Miss for eight seasons...Culp also has club experience competing for Team Indiana, playing for the 18 Gators coached by Rich Coleman...the team competed over the summer in the USA national 18 open Championships in Minnesota... also lettered four years in softball as a center fielder/second baseman for coach Brenda Jones.

Personal File

The daughter of Timothy and Kathie Culp of Indianapolis... full name is Melanie Lee Culp... born October 2, 1988... majoring in nursing.

Melanie Culp’s Career Stats Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

SP 60 25 112 197

K 2 2 15 19

E 4 1 25 30

TA 7 4 90 101

K/S Pct. A 0.03 -.286 70 0.08 .250 29 0.13 -.111 1107 0.10 -.109 1206

SA 3 1 9 13

SE SA/S 3 0.05 4 0.04 13 0.08 20 0.07

DIG 32 20 245 297

D/S 0.53 0.80 2.19 1.51

BS 0 0 0 0

BA 0 0 19 19

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TB 0 0 19 19

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Up Close Leah Marie

Meffert Parents: Rick and Karen Meffert Birthdate: August 20, 1989 Birthplace: Louisville, Ky. Major: Speech Communication

LEAH’S TOP 5

u Favorite foods: 1. Baked mac-n-cheese 2. Fried chicken 3. Pizza rolls from T-Mart 4. Breakfast quesadillas 5. Hots dogs u Favorite athletes: 1. T.O. 2. Kobe Bryant 3. Ray Allan 4. Lebron James 5. Dwight Howard u Favorite volleyball opponents: 1. Cincinatti State 2. Morehead 3. Tennessee 4. Lipscomb 5. Southeast Missouri

“I feel like we have a great returning group and great group of freshmen for this fall. I think if we can come together and trust one another than the OVC title is most definitely achievable. It is going to be our number one goal” -- Leah Meffert 8

Leah with her boyfriend Alonzo in Lousiville, Ky.

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Leah Meffert

At A Glance...

Senior 5-11 Outside Hitter

In 2009 (Junior):

Louisville, Ky.

Leah was one of three Golden Eagles to start in all 28 matches and to appear in all 112 sets…she led the team in kills with 406 (3.62 kps) which ranked second in OVC…led the team in aces with 28…ranked second on the team in digs with 315…finished third on the team in total blocks with 57…named to the OVC first team…tied her careerhigh in block with five vs. Austin Peay (11/6)…tallied at least 10 kills in 25-of-28 matches…finished second in the OVC in points with 463.5 (4.14 pps)…record 20 double-doubles in kills and digs including a 22 dig, 15 kill performance against Tennessee State (10/3).

Assumption HS Leah’s Career Highs

In 2008 (Sophomore):

Att.%(K-E-TA) .548 (19-2-31) vs. UT Martin, 9/25/09 Following a breakout freshman year, Leah made her presence felt durKills 30 vs. Tennessee State, 11/2/07 ing her sophomore campaign as she received OVC Player of the Year Total Attempts 100 vs. Tennessee State, 11/2/07 and All-OVC First Team honors after ranking fifth in the conference in both points (264.5) and kills per set (3.48) during OVC matches...she Assists 4 vs. Jacksonville State, 10/27/07 twice earned OVC Offensive Player of the Week accolades and was Digs 30 vs. UT-Chattanooga, 9/7/07 named to the Lady Bearcat All-Tournament Team after totaling 33 kills, Aces 5 vs. Murray State, 11/10/07 30 digs, four blocks and two aces over three tournament matches... Blocks 5 vs. Austin Peay, 11/6/09 Tech Outstanding Female Athlete finalist...OVC All-Tournament Team selection after recording a pair of double-doubles against Austin Peay (12 kills, 12 digs) and Murray State (16 kills, 24 digs)...set a career high for hitting percentage of .423 (26-4-52) against Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 1...led the Golden Eagles in points (414), kills (359) and attempts (1,001) while ranking second in aces (22) and third in digs (287)...tallied 14 double-doubles throughout the season and finished with 10-or-more kills in 20 of 32 matches.

In 2007 (Freshman):

Leah proved to be the most dominant freshman in the OVC, being named the OVC Freshman of the Year along with All-OVC second-team and all-newcomer honors...she was in the top three in the league in kills (548), kills per game (4.28) and total attacks (1,537)...in the match against Tennessee State on Nov. 2 she tallied 100 attempts to break the Tech and OVC record previously held by TTU Hall of Fame member Becky Murray Isom (97)...it places her 25th all-time in NCAA history for attempts in a match and only the second freshman ever to reach triple digit attempts...She tallied five kills in the 3-0 sweep of Murray State on Nov. 10 that clinched Tech a spot in the OVC Tournament... she was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week three times and twice named to an all-tournament team (Louisville and UT-Chattanooga).

Prep/Club Highlights:

A four-year starter at Assumption High School, Leah was named a 2003 Prep Volleyball Top Freshman during her rookie campaign and was named an honorable mention in the all-state team selection... As a senior, Meffert was part of a back-to-back-to-back state champion as her Assumption team finished 41-2 and was ranked second in the nation... led the team to 2004 and 2005 state titles and the 2005 national prep championship... also has strong club experience with the KIVA Volleyball Club for coach Dan Palmer, earning AAU All-America status in 2004 and 2005.

Personal File:

The daughter of Rick and the late Karen Meffert of Louisville... full name is Leah Marie Meffert... born August 20, 1989... majoring in speech communication.

Leah Meffert’s Career Stats Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

SP K 128 548 113 359 112 406 353 1313

E 220 162 204 586

TA 1537 1001 1181 3719

K/S 4.28 3.18 3.62 3.72

Pct. .213 .197 .171 .195

A 26 14 6 46

SA 42 22 28 92

SE SA/S DIG 26 0.33 449 29 0.19 287 40 0.25 315 95 0.26 1051

D/S 3.51 2.54 2.81 2.98

BS 16 15 15 47

BA 27 34 29 90

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Up Close Marie Angela

Peddicord Parents: Haskell and Angela Peddicord Birthday: November 27, 1988 Birthplace: Columbus, Ind. Major: Business Administration

Marie with her second cousins on a family trip in North Carolina

MARIE’S TOP 5 u Favorite abbreviations: 1. TLTQ (too legit to quit) 2. TBCH (too be completely honest) 3. BOATS (based on a true story) 4. PIBE (play it by ear) 5. OBVI (obviously) u Favorite fantasy pets: 1. A dog sized stegosaurus with attitude 2. A teacup piglet that winks 3. A mini beluga whale in a fish bowl 4. A dog that always stays a puppy 5. A giant flying squirrel that you can ride u Top 5 classes I wish Tech offered: 1. Street smarts 2. How to be a lady 3. Healthy cooking 4. Sports nutrition 5. Movie watching 101

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“With five new additions to our team this year, you can expect Tech volleyball to have a fresh new look. Also, with the experience that our senior class brings to the table, we are itching for another championship and are committed to going out with a bang.” -- Marie Peddicord

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Marie Peddicord

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At A Glance...

Senior 6-1 Right Side

In 2009 (Junior):

Columbus, Ind.

Marie started in 27 of 28 matches and participated in 110 sets… finished second on the team in total blocks with 63, including a six-block performance vs. Jacksonville State (9/22)...third on the team in kills with 224 (2.04 kps)…recorded 35 digs and four assists as well…posted a career-high 17 kills vs. Murray State (9/26) and a career-high hitting percentage of .538 vs. Austin Peay (10/2)…recorded at least 10 kills in 10 matches.

Columbus East HS

In 2008 (Sophomore):

Marie’s Career Highs

A steady contributor throughout the season, Marie finished Att.%(K-E-TA) .536 (17-2-28) the season third on the team with 55 total blocks and fourth Kills 17 with 203 kills...posted single-match career highs in kills (15), Total Attempts 33 attempts (33) and digs (4) in the OVC championship match Assists 7 Digs 4 against Murray State on Nov. 22...finished the season strong Blocks 6 with 13 kills and a career-best .520 hitting percentage in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Tulane on Dec. 5... set a career high with six total blocks against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 26...tallied 11 kills with a .417 hitting percentage and three blocks against Jacksonville State on Sept. 23...finished with 10-or-more kills in seven matches.

vs. Murray State, 9/26/09 vs. Murray State, 9/26/09 vs. Murray State, 11/22/08 vs. UT Martin, 11/14/08 vs. Murray State, 11/22/08 vs. Jacksonville State, 9/22/09

In 2007 (Freshman):

Marie proved to be a a strong player during her freshman season...not just a blocker, Marie had nine kills in the late season match against Morehead State that helped send Tech to the OVC tournament...only three days after the Morehead State match, she had six kills with a .312 attack percentage...her best defensive performance came against Missouri State on Sept. 8 with four total blocks.

Prep/Club Highlights:

Peddicord was named second-team all-state in 2006 as a member of her Columbus East High team and was an Indiana All-Star in 2006, an all-HHC Conference selection in 2004 and 2006 and the Republic’s All-Area Player of the Year in 2006...she helped lead her team to sectional and regional championships and the Indiana state Final Four in 2003 and an HHC Conference championship in ‘04 for coach Faith Wilder-Newland...finished prep career with 1,046 kills, 188 blocks, 221 digs and 113 aces...her USAV Junior Olympic team, the 18 Reds, competed in the USA Club Division Championships in Minneapolis.

Personal File:

The daughter of Haskell and Angela Peddicord of Columbus, Ind... full name is Marie Angela Peddicord... born November 27, 1988... majoring in business administration.

Marie Peddicord’s Career Stats Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

SP 74 105 110 289

K 47 203 224 474

E TA 18 151 82 519 74 570 174 1240

K/S 0.64 1.93 2.04 1.64

Pct. .192 .233 .263 .242

A 18 39 4 61

SA 0 0 0 0

SE SA/S 2 0.00 1 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.00

DIG 9 24 35 68

D/S 0.12 0.23 0.32 0.24

BS 5 10 15 30

BA 13 45 48 106

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Up Close “This year our team is going to hit the ground running. We already have good chemistry on the court and with the right attitude and desire we will be a force to be reckoned with.” -- Laura Pierce

Laura Sue

Pierce Parents: Mike and Holly Pierce Birthday: October 7, 1988 Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colo. Major: Secondary Education/ History

LAURA’S TOP 5 u Ways to pass the time: 1. Sand volleyball in the rain 2. Reading the Dictionary 3. Eating spicy food 4. Practicing my Pogo stick skills 5. Cooking, but not cleaning the dishes u Favorite foods: 1. Buffalo wings 2. Big City Burrito 3. #9 at El Tapatio 4. Dip N’ Dots 5. Buffalo chicken pizza u Sports teams: 1. Minnesota Vikings 2. Denver Broncos 3. US Curling Team 4. Stanford men’s volleyball team 5. Tennessee Tech volleyball team

Laura on her new ride.

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Laura Pierce

At A Glance...

Senior 5-8 Outside Hitter

In 2009 (Junior):

Fort Collins, Colo.

Laura participated in all 28 matches and 107 of 112 sets…compiled 154 digs, 15 kills, 11 service aces and two total blocks… tallied career-highs with 15 digs vs. Southeast Missouri (10/10), three aces vs. Southeast Missouri (9/18) and a .333 hitting percentage against Western Kentucky (8/30)…tallied 10 digs or more in five matches.

In 2008 (Sophomore):

Laura appeared in 65 sets for the Golden Eagles and was a key player off the bench down the stretch...finished the season with nine service aces, including a career-high two aces against Tennessee State on Sept. 20...notched an ace in four straight games in the second half of the season...posted a season-high five digs against Purdue on Sept. 5...had season totals of 14 points, 14 digs, five kills and three assists.

Fort Collins HS Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

Laura’s Career Highs .211 (8-4-19) 14 46 3 15 3 2

vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/21/07 vs. Memphis, 8/25/07 vs. UT Martin, 10/6/07 vs. Memphis, 8/25/07 vs. Southeast Missouri, 10/10/09 vs. Southeast Missouri, 9/18/09 vs. Jacksonville State, 9/28/07

In 2007 (Freshman):

Laura came off the bench in several matches during her first year on the court and provided a presence that lifted the Golden Eagles to several key wins...known to fans as a player with a running jump serve, she had seven total service aces, but her serves led to several free-ball returns and Tech kills...she set her career-high in kills early in the season with 14 against Memphis on Aug. 25....she tallied 70 kills over the course of the season with a 1.11 kills per game average...on the defensive side of the net, Laura had 82 digs and three total blocks.

Prep Highlights:

A three-sport athlete at Fort Collins High School, Laura lettered three years in volleyball as an outside hitter for head coach Lindsay Kerr...she was also a member of the basketball team for two seasons as a point guard for coach Kyle Tregoning and lettered twice in track and field, competing in sprints and the shot put, for coach Pat Busteed... Laura received the PAC player award and was named first-team all-conference... Laura was also a member of the NORCO 18-Black, one of the premier Olympic volleyball programs in Colorado, coached by Tom Hunter and Miles Wagner.

Personal File:

The daughter of Mike and Holly Pierce of Fort Collins, Colo. ... full name is Laura Sue Pierce... born October 7, 1988... currently majoring in secondary education/history.

Laura Pierce’s Career Stats Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

SP 63 65 107 235

K 70 5 15 90

E 46 6 10 62

TA 258 33 65 356

K/S Pct. 1.11 .093 0.08 -.030 0.14 .077 0.38 .079

A 10 3 0 13

SA 7 9 11 27

SE SA/S 18 0.11 15 0.14 36 0.10 69 0.11

DIG 82 14 154 250

D/S 1.30 0.22 1.44 1.06

BS 1 0 0 1

BA 2 0 2 4

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“There are building blocks every team has to stack, but it is the way they are stacked that determines how strong and cohesive a team will be. It starts with the preseason, and it will end with the NCAA Tournament” -- Madison Comperry

Up Close Madison Paige

Comperry Parents: John and Diane Comperry Birthday: June 10, 1991 Birthplace: Clarksville, Tenn. Major: Civil Engineering

MADISON’S TOP 5 u Favorite restaurants in Cookeville: 1. Cheddars 2. Mandarin Palace 3. Dipsy Doodle 4. Strauds 5. Sweet Sally’s

Madison with her friends after riding four-wheelers in Florida.

u Best vacation spots I want to visit: 1. New Zealand 2. Fiji 3. Cape Town, South Africa 4. Brazil 5. Stuttgart, Germany u Favorite games: 1. Farkle 2. Duck Duck Goose 3. Shoots & Ladders 4. Scattergories 5. Slap game

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At A Glance...

Sophomore

Comperry

5-9 Setter

In 2009 (Freshman):

Clarksville, Tenn.

Madison participated in 43 sets over 21 matches…finished second on the team in assists with 76…recorded 18 digs, an assist and an ace…recorded a career-high 14 assists vs. Toledo (9/12).

Sickles HS

Prep Highlights:

Madison collected three letters in volleyball at Sickles High School under coaches Rob Brashear and Diane Comperry...first team all-conference selection as a senior and team MVP...setter for her club team which finished second at the 2009 Mideast Qualifier to earn a spot in the 2009 U.S. Junior Olympic Championships where the team finished third...guided Sickles to the district round of the state tournament as a junior and senior.

Madison’s Career Highs

Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces

1 1 14 4 1

vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/19/09 vs. Tennessee State, 11/6/09 vs. Toledo, 9/12/09 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/14/09 vs. Toledo, 9/12/09

Personal File:

The daughter of John and Diane Comperry...full name is Madison Paige Comperry...born on June 10, 1991...majoring in civil engineering.

Madison Comperry’s Career Stats Year 2009 TOTALS

SP 43 43

K 1 1

E 1 1

TA 4 4

K/S 0.02 0.02

Pct. .000 .000

A 76 76

SA 1 1

SE SA/S 5 0.02 5 0.02

DIG 18 18

D/S 0.42 0.42

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

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Up Close Katrina May

Dvorken Parents: Greg and Josie Pierce Birthdate: January 9, 1991 Birthplace: Ridgewood, N.J. Major: Health Science/ Nutrition

KATRINA’S TOP 5 u Favorite athletes: 1. Chad Ochocinco 2. Dwight Howard 3. Kevin Garnett 4. Leah Meffert 5. Marie Peddicord u Favorite You Tube clips: 1. Drinking out of cups 2. Shoes 3. Scarlet takes a tumble 4. Double rainbow 5. Unicorn after wisdom teeth u Favorite TV shows: 1. Rachel Zoe Project 2. Jersey Shore 3. Lockup 4. Bad Girls Club 5. Lost

Katrina with her teammates

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At A Glance...

Sophomore 6-3 Middle Blocker

In 2009 (Freshman):

Ridgewood, N.J.

Katrina started in four matches and saw action in 64 sets… posted 28 kills, 22 total blocks, eight digs and seven assists…led the team with a .264 attack percentage…recorded career-highs with seven kills vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/14) and five blocks against Murray State (9/26).

Ridgewood HS

Prep Highlights:

Katrina was a three-year starter at Ridgewood High School, serving as a team captain both her junior and senior seasons... played club with Team Digs, helping lead the team to the GEVA Regional Championship...also participated in the U.S. Junior Olympic Championships.

Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Blocks

Personal File:

Katrina’s Career Highs .636 (7-0-11) 7 15 2 2 5

vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/14/09 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 11/14/09 vs. Murray State, 9/26/09 vs. Murray State, 9/26/09 vs. Tennessee, 8/29/09 vs. Murray State, 9/26/09

The daughter of Greg and Josie Dvorken...full name is Katrina May Dvorken...born January 9, 1991...majoring in health sciences/nutrition.

Katrina Dvorken’s Career Stats Year 2009 TOTALS

SP 64 64

K 28 28

E 9 9

TA 72 72

K/S 0.44 0.44

Pct. .264 .264

A 7 7

SA 0 0

SE SA/S 1 0.00 1 0.00

DIG 8 8

D/S 0.12 0.12

BS 2 2

BA 23 23

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Up Close Kelsey Renae

“All of the girls this year are strong players and we all want to win and have fun.” -- Kelsey Gray

Gray

Parents: Raymond Gray and Paul and Dee Walter Birthday: August 21, 1991 Birthplace: Newark, Ohio Major: Finance

KELSEY’S TOP 5

u Favorite foods: 1. Taco Bell 2. Pizza rolls 3. Pineapple 4. Steak 5. Ice cream cake u Best ways to pass time on the bus: 1. Sleep 2. Eat 3. Watch a movie 4. Listen to music 5. Eat more u Favorite sporting events: 1. Football 2. Men’s Basketball 3. Beach Volleyball 4. Hockey 5. Water Polo

Kelsey with her sister Lacey and dad Ray at Lacey’s wedding

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Kelsey Gray

At A Glance...

Sophomore 6-2 Middle Blocker

In 2009 (Freshman):

Newark, Ohio

Kelsey was one of three Golden Eagles to start in all 28 matches and 112 sets…led the team in total blocks with 122 (1.09 bps) which ranked fourth in the OVC…led all newcomers with 198 kills (1.77 kps)…posted 33 digs, four assists and one service ace…recorded a career-high 15 kills vs. Southeast Missouri (9/18) and a career-high 11 total blocks against Murray State (11/19)…named to the OVC all-newcomer team.

Newark HS

Prep Highlights:

A four-year starter for coach Ruth Sunkle at Newark High School, Kelsey was named all-conference four times and allstate as a senior...two times her team MVP, she led Newark in kills three seasons and earned OCC-Ohio Division Player of the Year honors her senior season...set the school record for kills in a match with 34...also played club for Central Ohio Volleyball Club where she helped the team to a first place finish at the U.S. Junior Olympic Championships silver division as a freshman... member of the AAU National Tournament All-Star Team as a junior.

Att.%(K-E-TA) Kills Total Attempts Assists Digs Aces Blocks

Kelsey’s Career Highs .529 (9-0-17) 15 34 1 4 1 11

vs. Morehead State, 10/17/09 vs. Southeast Missouri, 9/18/09 vs. Southeast Missouri, 9/18/09 vs. Jacksonville State, 10/30/09 vs. Lipscomb, 8/29/09 vs. Louisville, 9/11/09 vs. Murray State, 11/19/09

Personal File:

The daughter of Raymond Gray and Paul and Dee Walter...full name is Kelsey Renae Gray...born August 21,1991...majoring in business.

Kelsey Gray’s Career Stats Year 2009 TOTALS

SP 112 112

K 198 198

E 65 65

TA 526 526

K/S 1.77 1.77

Pct. .253 .253

A 4 4

SA 1 1

SE SA/S 5 0.01 5 0.01

DIG 33 33

D/S 0.29 0.29

BS 26 26

BA 96 96

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Up Close Heather Lynn

Asplund Parents: Wayne and Debbie Asplund Birthdate: March 11, 1991 Birthplace: Winnebago, Ill. Major: Psychology

Heather

Asplund

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Red-Shirt FRESHMAN 6-0 Outside Hitter Winnebago, Ill. Winnebago HS

HEATHER’S TOP 5 u Favorite songs I sing in the shower: 1. That’s Not My Name The Ting Tings 2. Picture to Burn - Taylor Swift 3. Circus - Britney Spears 4. My Humps - Black Eyed Peas 5. You Belong With Me Taylor Swift u Best ways to pass time on the bus: 1. Sing 2. Sleep 3. Play games 4. Take pictures 5. Listen to music

2009:

Was a member of the 2009 Golden Eagle squad but missed the entire season due to injury.

Prep Highlights:

A four-year starter for coach Brian Lundeen at Winnebago High School, Heather led her team to its first regional championship in five years while being named all-state honorable mention as both a junior and senior...three times a unanimous all-conference selection, she posted 275 kills, 257 digs and 52 aces as a senior from her outside hitter position...earned all-tournament team honors for the third time at the Stillman Valley Tournament as she guided Winnebago to its first title at the tournament in five years.

Personal File:

The daughter of Wayne and Debbie Asplund of Winnebago, Ill and sister of former Tech volleyball player Jes Asplund...full name is Heather Lynn

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Heather with country music singer Taylor Swift

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“It was a huge change to leave New Zealand, but coming to TTU and meeting the team and coaching staff I know I made a great decision” -- Ashleigh Hancock

Ashleigh

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Hancock

FRESHMAN 5-10 Setter

Richmond, New Zealand Waimea College

Up Close Ashleigh

Hancock Parents: Blue and Wendy Hancock Birthdate: August 18, 1991 Birthplace: Greymouth, New Zealand Major: Human Ecology

ASHLEIGH’S TOP 5 u Favorite Movies: 1. Blood Diamond 2. Slum Dog Millionaire 3. Sex and the City 4. The Hangover 5. Whale Rider Ashleigh bungee-jumping

Prep Highlights:

Earned four letters as a setter at Waimea Bay College as a setter...led her team to a national title in 2009 where she was named the most Valuable Player...from 2007-09 Ashleigh was selected to the South Island Team and was named a team captain in 2009...named to both the New Zealand under 17 and New Zealand Junior Women’s team in 2008 and took part in the Junior Asian Championships in Taiwan... Competed against the Australian Junior Women’s team in 2009.

Personal File:

u Favorite Foods: 1. Chocolate 2. Sushi 3. Lasagne 4. Bread 5. Smoothies u Places I want to visit: 1. Italy 2. France 3. Raratonga 4. Hawaii 5. Brazil

The daughter of Blue and Wendy Hancock...full name Ashleigh Louis Hancock...born August 18, 1991...majoring in human ecology.

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Up Close

May

Allison Taylor

May

Parents: Tim and Julie May Birthdate: May 27, 1992 Birthplace: Louisville, Ky. Major: Biology/pre-med

FRESHMAN 5-9 Defensive Specialist Louisville, Ky. Assumption HS

ALLISON’S TOP 5 u Favorite restaurants: 1. Fiesta Time Amigos 2. Impellizzeri’s 3. Clifton’s 4. El Nopallto’s 5. W.W. Cousins uFavorite sporting events to attend: 1. Baseball 2. U of L basketball 3. Football 4. Softball 5. Swimming u Favorite TV shows: 1. Modern Family 2. The Bachelorette 3. Wipeout 4. Teen mom 5. Cake Boss

“I am extremely excited about joining the TTU volleyball program. I look forward to having a very good year” -- Allison May

Allison with her cousin

Prep Highlights:

Allison earned two letters as a defensive specialist at Assumption high school...named the Most Valuable Passer in 2006 and was named to the regional all-tournament team in 2009 after winning the district championship...at the club level, she played for KIVA and helped her team to the 2009 JVDA National Championship.

Personal File:

The daughter of Tim and Julie May of Louisville, Ky...full name is Allison Taylor May...born May 27, 1992...majoring in biology/pre-med.

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Up Close

Natalie

Penrod

Natalie Marie

Penrod Parents: Jeffery and Connie Penrod Birthdate: October 22, 1991 Birthplace: Alexandria, Ky. Major: Business law

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FRESHMAN 5-11 Outside Hitter Alexandria, Ky. Campbell County HS

NATALIE’S TOP 5 u Favorite songs on iPod: 1. Erase Me - Kid Cupi 2. Back to the Crib - Chris Brown 3. Love the Way You Lie Eminem & Rihanna 4. Your Love - Nikki Minaj 5. Live Your Life - Dave Barns u Favorite foods: 1. Ice cream 2. O’Charleys rolls 3. Hot tamales 4. French fries 5. Pancakes/Waffles

Prep Highlights:

A four-year starter and outside hitter for the Campbell County High School, Natalie served as a team captain and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2009... helped her team to four straight district titles and four regional second place finishes from 2006-09...named to the 2009 NKY athletic conference All-Star Team and the 2009 region 10 Player of the Year...club team won NKYVC regional...earned Scholar Athlete awards from 2006-09.

Personal File:

u Celebrities I’d like to meet: 1. Channing Tatum 2. Kerry Walsh 3. Lauren Conrad 4. David Beckham 5. John Mayer

The daughter of Jeffrey and Connie Penrod...full name is Natalie Marie Penrod...born October 22, 1991...majoring in business law.

“To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.” -- Natalie Penrod Natalie in Cincinnati

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Up Close Elise Michelle

Robertson Parents: David and Teresa Robertson Birthdate: November 1, 1991 Birthplace: Strongsville, Ohio Major: Exercise science

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Elise

Robertson FRESHMAN 6-2 Middle Blocker Strongsville, Ohio Strongsville HS

ELISE’S TOP 5 u Favorite sports besides volleyball: 1. Soccer 2. Rugby 3. Curling 4. Dog Racing 5. Water Polo u Things I couldn’t live without: 1. White V’s 2. My kneebrace 3. Nike sneakers 4. Music 5. Chocolate milk u Favorite warmup songs: 1. Your Love - The Outfield 2. Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis 3. I Feel Good - James Brown 4. Super Smash Bros. albums 5. Dynamite - Taio Cruz

Elise with her cousins on Thanksgiving

Prep Highlights:

A two-sport athlete at Strongsville high school, Elise earned three letters in volleyball as a middle blocker and two letters in basketball as a center...named first team all-district and all-conference in 2009...helped her team to sectional championships from 200609...earned a 2008 all-district and all-conference Honorable Mentions...named Best Offensive player in 2008.

Personal File:

The daughter of David and Teresa Robertson...full name is Elizabeth Michelle Robertson...born November 1, 1991...majoring in exercise science.

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“I’m so excited to be part of this program. I think we’ve got a great group of girls to make a successful season” -- Elise Robertson

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Up Close

Stiles

Lauren Danielle

Stiles

Parents: Jeff and Amy Stiles Birthday: July 20, 1992 Birthplace: Knoxville, Tenn. Major: Nursing

FRESHMAN 5-8 Setter

Kodak, Tenn. Knoxville Catholic HS

LAUREN’S TOP 5 u Favorite places to go on vacation 1. Orlando, Fl. 2. Bahamas 3. Jamaica 4. Mountains 5. Europe

“I feel so privileged to be able to play and to be able to work with really fun and welcoming girls and such experienced coaches” -- Lauren Stiles

u Favorite TV shows: 1. Vampire Diaries 2. Lost 3. True Blood 4. Ghost Wisperer 5. Criminal Minds u Favorite foods: 1. Pickles 2. Red velvet cake 3. Spaghetti 4. Steak 5. Banana peppers

Prep Highlights:

A four-time letter winner at Knoxville Catholic High School, Lauren served as a setter for her team...was named the 2009 co-Setter of the Year in her region and earned a 2007 Texas Roadhouse Player of the Week award...helped team to three district titles from 2006-08 as well as a second place finish in state in 2007 and a third place finish in 2008.

Personal File:

The daughter of Jeff and Amy Stiles...full name is Lauren Danielle Stiles...born July 20, 1992...majoring in nursing.

Lauren and her friend on a mountain top in Poland

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Golden Eagle head coach

John Blair College: University of Tennessee (1976) B.A. in Education Year at Tennessee Tech: Eighth year Coaching Record: 362-481 Tennessee Tech University: Head Coach — 2003-Present (88-120) University of Mississippi: Head Coach — 1986-2001 (218-282) University of Tennessee: Assistant Coach — 1983-85 University of Illinois: Assistant Coach — 1979 Head Coach — 1980-82 (56-79) Born: November 18, 1950 John Blair enters his eighth season with the Golden Eagles coming off a 2009 season that was that was full of ups and downs. The Golden Eagles started the season 1-11, but were able to find their rhythm and finish with a 9-8 record the rest of the way to bring their 2009 record to 10-18 with a 9-9 OVC record. Their second half surge helped TTU reach the OVC Tournament for the third straight season under Blair. During the 2009 season, Blair earned his 50th OVC victory when the Golden Eagles defeated Jacksonville State on September 22. Blair now has 362 wins after 26 years as a head coach, including 88 career wins a Tennessee Tech, making him the third winningest coach in program history. Blair has enjoyed great success within the OVC over the past three seasons where the Golden Eagles have a combined record of 34-22, but he admits that it is always a challenge to win within the conference.

Milestone Career Victories: 1st Career win: Northern Illinois 3-2 (1980) 25th Career Win: Illinois State 3-2 (1981) 50th Career Win: Minnesota 3-2(1982) 75th Career win: McNeese State 3-0 (1986) 100th Career Win: US International 3-2 (1989) 150th Career Win: Mississippi State 3-1 (1991) 200th Career Win: Louisiana Tech 3-1 (1996) 250th Career Win: Auburn 3-1 (2000) 300th Career Win: IUPUI 3-2 (2005) 350th Career Win: UT Martin 3-1 (2008) 1st TTU victory: Louisiana-Lafayette (2003) 1st OVC victory: Eastern Illinois (2003) 25th OVC victory: UT Martin (2005) 50th OVC victory: Jacksonville State (2008)

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“It’s going to be the most competitive race in all the years I’ve coached,” said Blair. ”The top eight will battle all season.” During his time at TTU, Blair’s players have amassed numerous awards including10 all-OVC awards, four allOVC Tournament awards four all-OVC Newcomer awards, as well as an OVC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Necomer of the

Year awards. Blair’s players have also excelled in the classroom as they have earned one Academic All-American and four Academic All-District IV awards as well as 54 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll during his time at TTU. Blair coached at the University of Mississippi for 16 years prior to coming to Tennessee Tech. As the Rebel’s winningest coach, Blair coached six All-Southeastern Conference players. With 12 SEC tournament appearances to his credit while at Ole Miss, Blair brought with him a proven ability to win. In his tenure at Mississippi, he had an impressive 70 SEC Academic Honor Roll students and four earned Academic AllAmerica Honors. Blair served three seasons as assistant volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee. While with the Lady Vols, he helped UT capture SEC titles in 1983 and 1984. Blair, 58, also served as head coach at the University of Illinois from 1980 through 1982, after spending one season as an assistant coach for the Illini. His 1980 Illinois team participated in the AIAW National Championship Tournament. A native of Knoxville, Blair earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Tennessee in 1976. He played volleyball for the Volunteers under coach Bud Fields, who led the team to a ninth-place finish in the open nationals in 1976. He competed in the World University Games in 1973 and was a member of the United States training team for the Pan Am Games in 1974 and the U.S. National training team in 1975. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Blair coached the South men’s team to a gold medal in 1986 and a bronze medal in 1987 in the U.S. Olympic Festival and led the Texas Stars USA Volleyball team to the 1996 championship in the men’s master’s division.

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2008 OVC Coach of the Year

. Blair vs. the Ohio Valley Conference

.All-Time Coaching Records Coach (Total Years) Sharon Bilbrey (15) Jennie Gilbert (8) John Blair (6) Tina Buckles (2) Marynell Meadors (1) Judy Murray (1)

Years Record 1979-93 279-252 1994-02 126-130 2003-Present 88-120 1976-77 48-39 1975 25-15 1978 9-22

Austin Peay......................................................9-6 Eastern Illinois...............................................13-8 Eastern Kentucky...........................................5-7 Jacksonville State........................................7-10 Morehead State............................................3-12 Murray State....................................................8-7 Southeast Missouri.......................................8-8 Tennessee State.............................................5-6 *Tennessee Tech............................................2-0 UT Martin........................................................10-5 * faced the Golden Eagles while coaching at Ole Miss

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GOLDEN EAGLE Assistant coach

Jessica Lane College: University of South Carolina Aiken (2005) B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science Year at Tennessee Tech: Third year Coaching Experience: Tennessee Tech University: Assistant Coach — 2008-Present University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie: Head Coach — 2006-2008 University of South Carolina Aiken: Student Assistant Coach — 2005 Jessica Lane will begin her third year as assistant volleyball coach at Tennessee Tech University following two years as the head coach at the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie. ”Jessica has the same philosophy about the sport of volleyball, and I think she’s a perfect fit for Tennessee Tech.” Blair said. “She’s a former student-athlete who understands the game from the player’s perspective as well as the coach’s perspective. Her goal is to not only develop physically and fundamentally strong student-athletes, but also to instill a high work ethic and excellent character, both on the court and in the classroom.” A native of Knoxville, Lane has seamlessly made the transition to TTU and was a large part of the 2008 OVC championship winning team. Coach Blair will lean heavily on Lane again this year where her familiarity with the players and the system should be beneficial. “Jess has become more comfortable with how I want things to go,” said Blair. “She has been taking on more responsibility in recruiting and on campus visits.” Lane has taken every opportunity to learn from Blair, who has racked up more than 350 victories in his 26 years of coaching. “I feel much more 28

comfortable with the players and with coach Blair’s system,” said Lane. “We have a much more efficient working environment and I’m excited to get another season under my belt.” Lane attended Karns High School in Knoxville where she earned eight letters while participating in three sports, including two each in softball and basketball and four on the volleyball squad. A right side/outside hitter, she helped lead Karns to two district championships, and was named the district MVP as a senior in 2000. She played her freshman collegiate season at Piedmont College in Georgia, helping the Lions claim the GSAC championship and earned an all-conference letter. After one year, she transferred to South Carolina-Aiken where she played three seasons for coach Will Condon and earned three letters. Following her playing career and prior to graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science in December 2005 from USC Aiken, she also spent the 2005 season on the coaching staff as a student assistant coach. Lane comes to Tech after two seasons where she created and served as the head coach at the USC Salkehatchie volleyball team, a junior college located in Walterboro, S.C. In addition to her coaching experience at USC Aiken and USC Salkehatchie, Lane has also logged several years coaching club volleyball, including one year at the Branchville Volleyball Club and three years with the Aiken Volleyball Club.

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GOLDEN EAGLE graduate Assistant coach

Kelsey Murphy College: Clemson University (2010) B.A. in English Year at Tennessee Tech: First year Coaching Experience: Tennessee Tech University: Graduate Assistant Coach — 2010-Present VolleyPerformance: Clinics Coach — 2008-2010 Tangent Volleyball: Co-Head Coach — 2006 Kelsey Murphy will begin her first year as the Tennessee Tech graduate assistant coach, following four seasons as the primary setter for the Clemson University volleyball team. ”We had several immediate responses for the open position,” said Tennessee Tech head coach John Blair. “Kelsey has a strong recommendation from her coach (Jolene Jordan Hoover) and we knew she would be a good fit for the program. “I definitely wanted to coach,” said Kelsey Murphy. “I wanted to be part of the game (volleyball) in some way. Tennessee Tech is a great program and coach Blair is a great coach.” Murphy attended Providence Catholic High in New Lenox, Ill., where she lettered in volleyball and served as a setter. She played her four collegiate seasons at Clemson University, helping the Tigers claim the conference championship. While at Clemson Murphy compiled 5,185 assists which ranked second on Clemson’s all-tie assists list. She also finished her career ranked eighth in digs and blocks with 1,270 and 436, respectively. Murphy received all-ACC and all-

region selections for 2007, 2008 and 2009 and received AVCA allAmerican honorable mentions from 200709. She also received the National Player of the Week award in 2008. After completing her four seasons at Clemson, Murphy earned her Bachelors Degree in English in the spring of 2010 and is currently studying for her masters in

English at Tennessee Tech. Outside of Clemson, Murphy has helped at various volleyball camps and clinics, most recently serving as a clinics coach at VolleyPerformance where she specifically worked with setters. In addition to her work at VolleyPerformance, Murphy also logged three years at the Clemson Volleyball Camp as a camp counselor where she taught kids about various techniques in volleyball.

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The Ohio Valley Conference

From left: Beth DeBauche, Commissioner; Jennifer Gibbs, Assistant Commissioner for Championships; Heather Brown, Director of Media Relations; Brian Pulley, Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs; Kyle Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations; Brad Walker, Associate Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer.

Entering its 62nd year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. For only the second time in a decade, the Conference expanded by adding Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the league’s 11th member in 2008. The move expanded the OVC’s geographical footprint to the St. Louis market and marked the first change in membership since expanding to the state of Alabama (Jacksonville State, Samford) in 2003. For the 2009-10 school year the league will see a change in leadership as the seventh Commissioner in league history, Beth DeBauch, was named in late July. The last three commissioners of the league have moved onto jobs as the commissioner of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the Mid-American Conferences. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. It was then that Roy Stewart, the athletics director at Murray State, Charles (Turkey) Hughes, the athletics director at Eastern Kentucky, and Kelly Thompson, the public relations director at Western Kentucky, first broached the idea of forming a new conference. Discussions were put on hold by World War II, but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as the three original institutions combined with Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville to form the OVC. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially. During times of racial segregation, league member Morehead State became one of the first non-traditionally black midsouthern institutions to accept a black student. In 1958, Marshall Banks earned athletically-related aid at Morehead, which signed a second black athlete, Howard Murphy, a year later. In 1961, Murphy earned all-conference recognition as a halfback in football. With racial barriers broken, the rest of the institutions in the league began to provide educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans. The playing field is not the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recognizes excellence in the classroom. Six Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented yearly

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to male and female athletes, while others are commended for their academic success by being Medal of Honor recipients or earning a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Additionally, the league annually presents one institutional Academic Achievement Award, as well as separate team awards in each Conference-sponsored sport. Since the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) Academic All-America program began, the Ohio Valley Conference has had 179 student-athletes honored with the award, including 25 over the last three years (200607 to the present). Through the early years of the league, administrators wrestled with fan behavior due to the close proximity of the Conference members and the intense rivalries which developed. Just as it did decades ago, the OVC took the leadership role on what has become a national issue. In 1995, the OVC implemented a first-of-its-kind “Sportsmanship Statement,” a policy which promotes principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one’s opponent. The statement has become a model for others to follow across the nation, and has answered the challenge of the NCAA Presidents Commission to improve

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sportsmanship in collegiate athletics. Additionally, the OVC annually presents the Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award, in honor of the former Morehead State student-athlete, coach and athletics director, to a junior or senior studentathlete with significant athletic contributions who best exemplifies the characteristics of sportsmanship and citizenship. Most recently, the Conference has also implemented the OVC Institutional and Team Sportsmanship Awards, which are presented to one institution and 18 sport-specific teams voted by their peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. The vision of leadership demonstrated by the Founding Fathers in 1948 remains alive today as the Ohio Valley Conference prepares for the future. One example is in regard to the current trend in collegiate athletics administration for increased involvement of university presidents in setting policies and making rules. The presidents of OVC institutions, however, have always governed the Conference, long before presidential governance became a national theme. The Ohio Valley Conference sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle. Now in its seventh decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings while increasing the number of athletics opportunities it provides for students. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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ATHLETICS HONORS 2007 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Beth Boden (Softball) 2008 - Stephanie Fischer (Softball) 2009 - Stephanie Place (CC and Track) 2010 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball)

Craig

Hayes

SImer

Woman of the Year 1991 - Dana Scott (Basketball) 1992 - Cecilia Ramsey (Basketball) 1993 - Bonnie Zoss (Volleyball/Track/BB) 1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Merrie Robin Caldwell (CC/Track) 1997 - Dena Adams (Track/CC) 1998 - Rachel Melchiorre (Volleyball) 1999 - Amber Clark (Basketball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) and Collin Carmichael (Basketball) 2001 - Rachael Gobble (Basketball) and Adrienne Fortmann (Softball) 2002- Janet Holt (Basketball) 2003 - LeeAnne Mongar (Softball) 2004 - Alexis Boyd (Soccer) and Andrea Brown (Basketball) 2005 - Laura Sidorowicz (Volleyball) 2006 - Anne Morrow (Volleyball) 2007 - Kayla Garrison (Golf)

2008 - Beth Boden (Softball) 2009 - Kappy Lang (Volleyball) 2010 - Teresa Craig (Volleyball)

Kirby-Jones

Oberacker

2009 - Bradley Thompson (Football) 2010 - Josh Simer (Golf)

Man of the Year

Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

1993 - Ben Holt (Baseball) 1994 - Mike Kinney (Baseball) 1995 - Willie Queen (Football) 1996 - Gerald Bentley (Football) 1997 - Robert Taylor (Football) 1998 - Jeff Norman (Football) 1999 - T.J. Christian (Football) 2000 - Wes Gallagher (Football) 2001 - Larrie Smith (Basketball) 2002- Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Brent Jolly (Basketball) 2004 - Luis Aquerrevere (Tennis) 2005 - Brett Vavra (Football) 2006 - David McMahan (Football) 2007 - Anthony Ash (Football) 2008 - Thomas Nelson (Baseball)

1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Stacy Hughes (Softball) 1997 - Diane Seng (Basketball) 1998 - Diane Seng (Basketbal/VB/Track) 1999 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2001 - Janet Holt (Basketball) 2002 - Janet Holt (Basketball) and Lupita Hernandez (Tennis) 2003 - Stephanie Dallmann (Softball) 2004 - Lori Bayless (Softball) 2005 - Emily Christian (Basketball) 2006 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Emily Christian (Basketball)

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year 1994 - Mike Jones (Football) 1995 - Greg Bibb (Basketball) 1996 - Michael Penix (Football) 1997 - Mark Maberry (Baseball) 1998 - Andre Caballero (Football) 1999 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2000 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2001 - Chad Evitts (Football) 2002 - Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Casey Benjamin (Baseball) 2004 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) 2005 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) and Frank Omiyale (Football) 2006 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2007 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2008 - Larry Shipp (Football) 2009 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) 2010 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) and Chad Oberacker (Baseball)

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

An Honored Staff Tech Athletics staff members have won many honors and awards since 1986 Tory Acheson - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 2003, 2006 John Blair - Women’s Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 Matt Bragga - Baseball TBCA Coach of he Year - 2009 OVC Coach of the Year - 2010 Bill Branch - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Jennie Gilbert - Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 1997 David Green - Athletic Trainer TATS Trainer of the Year - 1994 Frank Harrell - Men’s Basketball TSWA Coach of the Year - 1991 Bobby Holloway - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Tom Kelly - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2001 Jeff Lebo - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001, 2002 Barry Lewis - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 David Mays - Baseball OVC Coach of the Year -1993, 1995, 1997 George Moody - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2002, 2003

Bobby Nichols - Men’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1990, 2005 Bobby Nichols - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001 Steve Payne - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2006 Jim Ragland - Football OVC Coach of the Year - 1992, 1993 Rob Schabert - Sports Information TTU Outstanding Professional - 2004 Qasim Sheikh - Women’s Soccer OVC Coach of the Year - 1998 Randy Smith - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1991, 1992, 1999, 2006 Randy Smith - Women’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1999 Mike Sutton - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2005 BWAA Most Courageous, 2006 NSC Kaia Jergenson Courage Award, 2006 Bill Worrell - Women’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 1987, 1990, 1992, 2000 Bill Worrell - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1986

Raymond Brown..............................1933-1937 Hooper Eblen....................................1941-1974 Tom Fann............................................1950-1952 P.V. Overall..........................................1923-1967 Emmett Strickland..........................1933-1936 Wilburn Tucker.................................1941-1967 Star Wood...........................................1950-1951 Jim Youngblood...............................1968-1972 Bill Dupes...........................................1954-1962

OVC Hall of Fame Dr. Thurston Banks..........................1974-2006 Raymond Brown..............................1933-1937 Dr. Everett Derryberry....................1943-1974 Hooper Eblen....................................1941-1974 David Larimore.................................1977-2004 David Mays........................................1974-1999 Marynell Meadors...........................1970-1986 Johnny Oldham................................1955-1964 P.V. Overall..........................................1923-1967 Malcolm Quillen...............................1930-1933 Dr. Arliss Roaden..............................1974-1985 Wilburn Tucker.................................1941-1967 Angelo Volpe.....................................1987-2000 Don Wade...........................................1966-1982 Bill Worrell..........................................1980-2006

College Football Hall of Fame Jim Youngblood...............................1968-1972

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2010 oPPONENTS ALBANY

AUSTIN PEAY

BELMONT

Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. - Clemson, S.C.

Sept. 24 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. - Clarksville, Tenn.

Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn.

Location: ............................................................................................Alabany, N.Y. Founded:............................................................................................................1844 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 12,784 Nickname:...........................................................................................Great Danes Colors:................................................................................................Purple & Gold Arena:............................................................................... University Gymnasium Conference: ......................................................................................America East President:.................................................................................... George M. Philip Athletic Director:.............................................................................. Lee McElroy Head Coach: .................................................................................... MJ Engstrom Record at ASU/Years:.......................................................................23-9/2 years Career Record/Years:.....................................................................................same Assistant Coaches:.................................................Adam Martel, BT Knudsen Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................518-442-3039 2009 Record: .....................................................................................................22-9 Conference Record:/Finish: . ................................................................10-0/1st

Location: .....................................................................................Clarksville, Tenn. Founded:............................................................................................................1927 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 10,188 Nickname:...............................................................................................Lady Govs Colors:...................................................................................................Red & White Arena:...................................................................................................Dunn Center Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:..................................................................................................... Tim Hall Athletic Director:..................................................................................Dave Loos Head Coach: ................................................................................. Hayley Janicek Record at APSU/Years:.....................................................................0-0/1st year Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:................................................................................... Evin Giglio Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................931-221-1002 2009 Record: .....................................................................................................22-9 Conference Record:/Finish: . ..............................................................15-3/2nd

Location: .......................................................................................Nashville, Tenn. Founded:............................................................................................................1951 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................5,445 Nickname:.......................................................................................................Bruins Colors:....................................................................................... Navy, Red & White Arena:........................................................................................Curb Event Center Conference: ....................................................................................... Atlantic Sun President:............................................................................... Dr. Robert C. Fisher Athletic Director:........................................................................Mike Strickland Head Coach: .....................................................................................Deane Webb Record at Belmont/Years:.........................................................135-83/7 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................297-163/13 years Assistant Coaches:.......................................... Jeff Wismer, Embrey Brannon Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................615-460-8023 2009 Record: ..................................................................................................18-15 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 13-7/4th

Sports Information VB Contact: ...........................................................................Brianna LaBrecque Email: ...............................................................blabrecque@umail.albany.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................518-442-5733 Fax: . ...................................................................................................518-442-3139 Website:.....................................................................www.UAlbanysports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ........................................................................................... Cody Bush Email: ......................................................................................... bushc@apsu.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................931-221-7561 Fax: . ...................................................................................................931-221-7562 Website:....................................................................www.apsugovernors.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ....................................................................................Megan Wilson Email: ..................................................................megan.wilson@belmont.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................615-460-8023 Fax: . ...................................................................................................615-460-5584 Website:.................................................................... www.belmontbruins.com

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

CLEMSON

EASTERN ILLINOIS

Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. - Bowling Green, Ky.

Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. - Clemson, S.C.

Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. - Charleston, Ill. Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn.

Location: ............................................................................................Conway, Ark. Founded:............................................................................................................1908 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 11,737 Nickname:............................................................................................Sugar Bears Colors:........................................................................................... Purple and Gray Arena:..................................................................................................Prince Center Conference: ...........................................................................................Southland President:............................................................................. Dr. Allen C. Meadors Athletic Director:....................................................................... Dr. Brad Teague Head Coach: ..........................................................................Steven McRoberts Record at Central Arkansas/Years:.........................................118-50/5 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................369-132/13 years Assistant Coaches:....................................................................David McFatrich Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................501-450-3154 2009 Record: .....................................................................................................27-3 Conference Record:/Finish: . ................................................................16-0/1st

Location: ...........................................................................................Clemson, S.C. Founded:............................................................................................................1889 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 18,317 Nickname:....................................................................................................... Tigers Colors:...................................................................... Clemson Orange & Regalia Arena:..................................................................................................... Jervey Gym Conference: ....................................................................................Atlantic Coast President:....................................................................................... James F. Barker Athletic Director:.............................................................Dr. Terry Don Phillips Head Coach: ...................................................................Jolene Jordan Hoover Record at Clemson/Years:....................................................360-195/17 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................453-226/20 years Assistant Coaches:...................................Jodi Steffes Welp, Derek Schmidt Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................864-656-1931 2009 Record: ..................................................................................................23-10 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 13-7/4th

Location: ......................................................................................... Charleston, Ill. Founded:............................................................................................................1895 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 11,966 Nickname:..................................................................................................Panthers Colors:........................................................................................ Royal Blue & Gray Arena:.....................................................................................................Lantz Arena Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:................................................................................ Dr. William L. Perry Athletic Director:.......................................................................... Barbara Burke Head Coach: ...........................................................................................Kate Price Record at EIU/Years:..........................................................................0-0/1st year Career Record/Years:.....................................................................................same Assistant Coach:............................................................................ Ryan Sweitzer Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................217-581-2924 2009 Record: ..................................................................................................11-20 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 4-13/8th

Sports Information VB Contact: ......................................................................................... Cody Usher Email: ...........................................................................................cusher@uca.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................501-450-5695 Fax: . ...................................................................................................501-450-5740 Website:.............................................................................. www.ucasports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ............................................................................................. Jeff Kallin Email: .................................................................................. jkallin@clemson.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................864-656-1920 Fax: . ...................................................................................................864-656-0299 Website:......................................................................www.clemsontigers.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ......................................................................................Bart Rettberg Email: ................................................................................... bvrettberg@eiu.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................217-581-6408 Fax: . ...................................................................................................217-581-6434 Website:..........................................................................www.eiupanthers.com

EASTERN Ky. Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. - Richmond, Ky. Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Location: ......................................................................................... Richmond, Ky. Founded:............................................................................................................1906 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 16,200 Nickname:.................................................................................................. Colonels Colors:...........................................................................................Maroon & White Arena:.............................................................................................McBrayer Arena Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:................................................................................. Dr. Doug Whitlock Athletic Director:...............................................................................Mark Sandy Head Coach: ...................................................................................... Lori Duncan Record at EKU/Years:.............................................................156-204/12 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................185-304/17 years Assistant Coach:................................................................................................ TBA Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................859-622-2141 2009 Record: ..................................................................................................10-19 Conference Record:/Finish: . ..................................................................9-9/5th Sports Information VB Contact: ...................................................................................... Kevin Britton Email: ..............................................................................kevin.britton@eku.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................859-622-2006 Fax: . ...................................................................................................859-622-5108 Website:.............................................................................. www.ekusports.com

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From the Left: Seniors Marrie Peddicord, Leah meffert, Laura Pierce and Melanie Culp

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2010 opponents JACKSONVILLE

JACKSONVILLE ST.

MISSOURI

Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. - Clemson, S.C.

Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. - Jacksonville, Ala.

Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m. - Bowling Green, Ky.

Location: .....................................................................................Jacksonville, Fla. Founded:............................................................................................................1934 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................3,436 Nickname:................................................................................................. Dolphins Colors:.................................................................................................Green & Gold Arena:....................................................................................Swisher Gymnasium Conference: ........................................................................................ Atlantc Sun President:............................................................................Dr. Kerry Romesburg Athletic Director:......................................................................... Alan Verlander Head Coach: ..........................................................................Shaun Kupferberg Record at Jacksonville/Years:.................................................... 75-47/4 years Career Record/Years:................................................................................166-99/ Assistant Coaches:.................................................................... Chuck Crawford Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................904-256-7804 2009 Record: .....................................................................................................19-9 Conference Record:/Finish: . ..............................................................15-5/2nd

Location: .................................................................................... Jacksonville, Ala. Founded:............................................................................................................1883 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................9,351 Nickname:............................................................................................ Gamecocks Colors:...................................................................................................Red & White Arena:............................................................................ Pete Mathews Coliseum Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:..........................................................................Dr. William A. Meehan Athletic Director:...............................................................................Oval Jaynes Head Coach: ............................................................................................Rick Nold Record at JSU/Years:...................................................................156-84/8 years Career Record/Years:.................................................................................... Same Assistant Coach:................................................................................. Abby Beam Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................256-782-5754 2009 Record: .....................................................................................................27-8 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................. 17-11/1st

Location: .........................................................................................Columbia, Mo. Founded:............................................................................................................1839 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 28,477 Nickname:....................................................................................................... Tigers Colors:.......................................................................................... Old Black & Gold Arena:................................................................................................Hernes Center Conference: ...................................................................................................Big 12 President:....................................................................................... Dr. Gary Forsee Athletic Director:................................................................................Mike Alden Head Coach: ................................................................................Wayne Kreklow Record at Missouri/Years:........................................................... 91-62/5 years Career Record/Years:............................................................... 358-91/11 years Assistant Coaches:...................................................Chris Muscat, Deng Yang Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................573-882-4064 2009 Record: ..................................................................................................18-14 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 9-11/7th

Sports Information VB Contact: ...............................................................................................Josh Ellis Email: ................................................................................................jellis1@ju.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................904-256-7409 Fax: . ....................................................................................................................nono Website:.............................................................................www.judolphins.com

Sports Information VB Contact: .............................................................................. Josh Underwood Email: ..................................................................................underwood@jsu.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................256-782-5915 Fax: . ...................................................................................................256-782-5958 Website:........................................................... www.jsugamecocksports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ...................................................................................Shanw T. Davis Email: ....................................................................... stdrgd@mail.missouri.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................573-884-9486 Fax: . ....................................................................................................................none Website:...............................................................................www.MUTigers.com

MURRAY STATE

From the Left: Sophomores Katrina Dvorken, Madison Comperry and Kelsey Gray

Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. - Murray, Ky. Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Location: ................................................................................................Murray, Ky. Founded:............................................................................................................1922 Enrollment:.................................................................................................... 10,078 Nickname:...................................................................................................... Racers Colors:...................................................................................................Navy & Gold Arena:.................................................................................................... Racer Arena Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:......................................................................................Dr. Randy Dunn Athletic Director:.................................................................................Allen Ward Head Coach: ............................................................................David Schwepker Record at MSU/Years:............................................................165-169/12 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................178-244/15 years Assistant Coach:......................................................................... DongPing Fang Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................270-809-3825 2009 Record: ..................................................................................................13-18 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 11-7/4th Sports Information VB Contact: ................................................................................Terri LaJeunesse Email: .........................................................terri.lajeunesse@murraystate.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................270-809-3351 Fax: . ...................................................................................................270-809-6814 Website:.................................................................................www.goracers.com

MOREHEAD STATE

NORTH TEXAS

Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. - Morehead, Ky. Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn.

Sept. 4 at 12 p.m. - Birmingham, Ala.

NORTHWESTERN STATE

Location: ......................................................................................... Morehead, Ky. Founded:............................................................................................................1887 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................9,046 Nickname:.......................................................................................................Eagles Colors:........................................................................................Royal Blue & Gold Arena:.............................................................................................. Wetherby Gym Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley President:..........................................................................Dr. Wayne D. Andrews Athletic Director:....................................................................Brian Hutchinson Head Coach: .................................................................................. Jaime Gordon Record at MSU/Years:.............................................................. 124-100/7 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................204-127/10 years Assistant Coach:.................................................Greg Goral, Katelyn Barbour Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................606-783-2122 2009 Record: ..................................................................................................21-11 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 11-6/3rd

Location: .................................................................................................Denton, Tx. Founded:..............................................................................................................1890 Enrollment:...................................................................................................... 36,206 Nickname:.............................................................................................Mean Green Colors:.................................................................................................Green & White Arena:................................................................... Mean Green Volleyball Center Conference: .................................................................................................Sun Belt President:.........................................................................................V. Lane Rawlins Athletic Director:.............................................................................. Rick Villarreal Head Coach: .......................................................................................Ken Murczek Record at North Texas/Years:.............................................................0-0/0 years Career Record/Years:.......................................................................................same Assistant Coaches:........................................Keith Schunzel, Carrisa Dawson Volleyball Phone:.............................................................................940-565-3666 2009 Record: .................................................................................................... 12-21 Conference Record:/Finish: . ................................................................. 8-10/5th

Location: ................................................................................... Natchitoches, La. Founded:............................................................................................................1884 Enrollment:.......................................................................................................9,247 Nickname:........................................................................................Lady Demons Colors:.............................................................................Purple, White & Orange Arena:.......................................................................................... Prather Coliseum Conference: ...........................................................................................Southland President:............................................................................... Dr. Randall J. Webb Athletic Director:................................................................................ Greg Burke Head Coach: ...........................................................................Hugh Hernesman Record at Northwestern State/Years:............................................ 0-0/1 year Career Record/Years:............................................................... 352-88/12 years Assistant Coaches:........................................................Stephanie Hernesman Volleyball Phone:...........................................................................318-357-5891 2009 Record: .....................................................................................................3-21 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................... 2-14/6th

Sports Information VB Contact: ....................................................................................Matt Schabert Email: ..........................................................m.schabert@moreheadstate.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................606-783-2556 Fax: . ...................................................................................................606-783-2550 Website:.............................................................................www.msueagles.com

Sports Information VB Contact: .................................................................................Stephen Howard Email: ......................................................................... stephen.howard@unt.edu Phone: ................................................................................................940-369-8548 Fax: . ...................................................................................................................... none Website:.................................................................www.meangreensports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ...........................................................................Matthew Bonnette Email: ..............................................................................bonnettem@nusla.edu Phone: ..............................................................................................318-357-6467 Fax: . ...................................................................................................318-357-4515 Website:.......................................................................... www.nsudemons.com

Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. - Birmingham, Ala.

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2010 oPPONENTS SAMFORD Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. - Birmingham, Ala.

SOUTHEAST MO.

Location: .................................................................................... Birmingham, Ala. Founded:.............................................................................................................1841 Enrollment:........................................................................................................4,507 Nickname:................................................................................................... Bulldogs Colors:....................................................................................................... Red & Blue Arena:........................................................................................ Pete Hanna Center Conference: ..............................................................................................Southern President:..................................................................Dr. Andrew Westmoreland Athletic Director:................................................................................... Bob Roller Head Coach: .............................................................................. Derek Schroeder Record at Samford/Years:.............................................................45-19/3 years Career Record/Years:......................................................................................same Assistant Coaches:..............................................Kilee Goetz, Reggie Cajayon Volleyball Phone:............................................................................205-726-4088 2009 Record: ................................................................................................... 17-14 Conference Record:/Finish: . ................................................................. 11-4/1st

Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. - Cap Girardeau, Mo. Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Location: .............................................................................. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Founded:.............................................................................................................1873 Enrollment:..................................................................................................... 10,859 Nickname:................................................................................................ Redhawks Colors:........................................................................................Red, White & Black Arena:..........................................................................................Houck Fieldhouse Conference: .......................................................................................... Ohio Valley President:....................................................................... Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins Athletic Director:................................................................................ John Shafer Head Coach: ............................................................................... Renata Nowacki Record at SEMO/Years:..................................................................78-77/5 years Career Record/Years:......................................................................................Same Assistant Coach:..................................................................................................TBA Volleyball Phone:............................................................................573-986-6140 2009 Record: ................................................................................................... 13-17 Conference Record:/Finish: . ................................................................ 8-10/7th

Sports Information VB Contact: ....................................................................................... Katie Walden Email: ..............................................................................kjwalden@samford.edu Phone: ...............................................................................................205-726-2802 Fax: . ....................................................................................................206-726-2545 Website:........................................................................ www.samfordsport.com

Sports Information VB Contact: .............................................................................................Bo Bunton Email: .................................................................................bobunton@semo.edu Phone: ...............................................................................................573-651-2294 Fax: . ....................................................................................................573-651-2810 Website:.......................................................................... www.gosoutheast.com

SYRACUSE

TENNESSEE ST.

Sept. 3 at 12 p.m. - Birningham. Ala.

Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn. Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. - Nashville, Tenn.

Location: ............................................................................................Syracuse, N.Y. Founded:.............................................................................................................1870 Enrollment:..................................................................................................... 19,638 Nickname:......................................................................................................Orange Colors:..............................................................................................................Orange Arena:..........................................................................................Women’s Building Conference: .................................................................................................Big East President:.....................................................................................Dr. Nancy Cantor Athletic Director:.......................................................................Dr. Daryl J. Gross Head Coach: ................................................................................................. Jing Pu Record at Syracuse/Years:..................................................... 265-170/14 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................. 404-222/18 years Assistant Coaches:............................................Carol LaMarche, Shawn Mahmoudi Volleyball Phone:............................................................................315-443-2608 2009 Record: ................................................................................................... 20-11 Conference Record:/Finish: . ...................................................................9-5/5th

Location: ........................................................................................Nashville, Tenn. Founded:.............................................................................................................1912 Enrollment:........................................................................................................9,024 Nickname:.............................................................................................. Lady Tigers Colors:....................................................................................... Royal Blue & White Arena:...........................................................................................................Kean Hall Conference: .......................................................................................... Ohio Valley President:................................................................................ Dr. Melvin Johnson Athletic Director:....................................................................... Teresa L. Phillips Head Coach: ...................................................................................Kathy Roulhac Record at TSU/Years:.................................................................... 79-110/6 years Career Record/Years:.............................................................. 241-285/15 years Assistant Coach:................................................................................. Tony Howell Volleyball Phone:............................................................................615-963-5851 2009 Record: ......................................................................................................4-26 Conference Record:/Finish: . ................................................................ 3-15/9th

Sports Information VB Contact: ..............................................................................Lindsey Campbell Email: ............................................................................................suacsid@syr.edu Phone: ................................................................................................ 315-4432608 Fax: . ....................................................................................................315-443-3405 Website:............................................................................ www.SUAthletics.com

Sports Information VB Contact: ...............................................................................Zekeya Anderson Email: ........................................................................ zanderson01@tnstate.edu Phone: ...............................................................................................615-963-1867 Fax: . ....................................................................................................615-963-7692 Website:..................................................................................www.tsutigers.com

UT MARTIN

WESTERN KENTUCKY

Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. - Martin, Tenn. Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn.

Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. -Bowling Green, Ky.

Location: .............................................................................................Martin, Tenn. Founded:.............................................................................................................1951 Enrollment:........................................................................................................8,100 Nickname:.................................................................................................Skyhawks Colors:............................................................................. Blue, Orange and White Arena:.....................................................................................Skyhawk Fieldhouse Conference: .......................................................................................... Ohio Valley Chancellor:........................................................................................Dr. Tom Rakes Athletic Director:.....................................................................................Phil Dane Head Coach: ................................................................................ Darren McClure Record at UTM/Years:.......................................................................17-45/3 year Career Record/Years:......................................................................................Same Assistant Coach:.................................................................................Kristi Fiorillo Volleyball Phone:............................................................................731-881-7332 2009 Record: ......................................................................................................8-21 Conference Record:/Finish: . ..............................................................2-16/10th

Location: ................................................................................. Bowling Green, Ky. Founded:.............................................................................................................1906 Enrollment:..................................................................................................... 20,712 Nickname:.......................................................................................... Lady Toppers Colors:.................................................................................................... Red & White Arena:...........................................................................................E.A. Diddle Arena Conference: ................................................................................................ Sun Belt President:.....................................................................................Dr. Gary Ransdell Athletic Director:................................................................................... Ross Bjork Head Coach: ................................................................................... Travis Hudson Record at WKU/Years:............................................................. 349-163/15 years Career Record/Years:......................................................................................Same Assistant Coach:.................................................................................. Kristi Griffin Volleyball Phone:............................................................................270-745-6496 2009 Record: ......................................................................................................25-9 Conference Record:/Finish: . ............................................................ 13-4/t-2nd

Sports Information VB Contact: .............................................................................................Joe Lofaro Email: ........................................................................................... jlofaro@utm.edu Phone: ...............................................................................................731-881-7632 Fax: . ....................................................................................................731-881-7624 Website:...............................................................................www.utmsports.com

Sports Information VB Contact: .............................................................................. Melissa Anderson Email: .....................................................................melissa.anderson@wku.edu Phone: ...............................................................................................270-745-3756 Fax: . ....................................................................................................270-745-3444 Website:.............................................................................. www.wkusports.com

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From the bottom: Freshmen Allison May, Lauren Stiles, Ashleigh Hancock, Natalie Penrod and Elise Robertson

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2009 season in review

Despite a slow start to the 2009 season, Golden Eagles Eastern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, Eastern Kentucky and used a second half surge to put together a good season that Morehead State to bring their record to 8-12, with a 7-4 OVC saw them reach the OVC tournament for the third straight record. season under head coach John Blair. Tech finished its final seven games of the season with a “We weren’t satisfied with where we finished, but it says a 2-5 mark, which gave the Golden Eagles a 10-17 record and lot about where we finished,” said head coach John Blair. a 9-9 OVC record. With their 9-9 mark in conference play the It would have been easy for the team to put it in cruise Golden Eagles finished fifth in the OVC and made it to their control after starting the season with a 1-11 mark. Tech’s lone third straight OVC tournament. win came against William & Mary at the Appalachian State TTU drew fourth-seed Murray State in the first round Invitational to bring the Golden Eagles’ non-conference record of the OVC tournament having split the season series with to 1-9. With non-conference play behind them the The 2009 Golden Eagles Golden Eagles looked to batten down the hatches for their OVC schedule but their struggles continued as they dropped their first three OVC matches at home to Southeast Missouri, Eastern Illinois and Jacksonville State. Tech began its climb back up the OVC standings as it swept UT Martin and defeated Murray State to up its record to 3-11, with a 2-3 OVC record. The Golden Eagles then dropped their first conference road match as Austin Peay swept them. The Golden Eagles recovered quickly as they won the first of five straight matches with a win over Tennessee State. Tech fell behind TSU two sets to none quickly, but the Golden Eagles fought back as they took the third and Front row, from left: Laura Pierce, Leah Meffert, Katie Kenline, Amanda Lingren, Teresa Craig, Marie Peddicord, Melanie Culp fourth sets 25-11 and 25-13. TTU completed the Back row, from left: head coach John Blair, manager Don Hardcastle, Madison Comperry, Kelsey Gray, Katrina Dvorken, Stacey Butts, comeback as it won the final set 15-11, to bring Heather Asplund, athletic trainer Steve Hopkins, assistant coach Jessica Lane its OVC mark to 3-4. “We had a couple of matches where we started bad but we were able to put ourselves in a position to Racers. Murray State managed to take the first two sets by win,” said Blair. the scores of 25-23 and 25-21, but the Golden Eagles man The Golden Eagles won their next four matches against aged to answer in the third set with a 25-23 win of its own. Unfortunately, the Racers recovered and defeated Tech in the fourth set 25-16, ending the Golden Eagles 2009 season with a 10-18 record and a 9-9 OVC record. From left to right: Despite how the season ended the team was able to take Leah Meffert and a lot away from its 2009 season. Kelsey Gray. Meffert was named to all-OVC “Our team was very competitive,” said Blair. “Our playFirst team, while Gray ers gained a lot of experience and the returning players will was named to all-OVC remember those things and draw upon them.” Newcomer team

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2009 season in review

Despite not having the level of success the team saw in 2008, the 2009 Golden Eagles still made their third straight appearance in the OVC tournament under head coach John Blair. Along with making the OVC tournament, the players at Tennessee Tech received a total of six OVC awards throughout the season including four Player of the week awards, and three all-OVC honors. Leah Meffert continues to pad her already impressive resume as she was named to the allOVC first team for the second straight season. Meffert led the Golden Eagles in kills with 406 (3.62 kps), which was Team Heart good enough for second in Melanie Culp the OVC. Leah also led the Best Offensive Player team in service aces with 28 Leah Meffert and tallied at least 10 kills in 25-of-28 matches last season. Best Defensive Player Meffert received the Golden Katie Kenline Eagle Best Offensive Player award.

Team Awards

Academic Award Teresa Craig

Coming off her 2008 season that saw her named the OVC Coach’s Award Defensive Player of the Year, Marie Peddicord senior Katie Kenline received two of the Golden Eagles Newcomer Award three OVC Player of the Week Kelsey Gray awards as she earned two Defensive Player of the Week awards on the way to earning an all-OVC second team award. Kenline led Tennessee Tech in digs with 547 (4.88 dps) which ranked fourth in the OVC. Kenline received Tennessee Tech’s Best Defensive Player award as well. Junior Melanie Culp took over as the Golden Eagles primary setter as she tallied 1,107 assists (9.88 aps) which ranked fourth in the OVC. Culp earned her first career Setter of the Week award. Culp recorded at least 50 assists in four matches in 2009 including a 62-assist performance against Southeast Missouri. Culp also recorded 11 double-doubles in assists and digs in 2009 including a 49 assist, 15 dig performance against North Florida. Culp also received the Golden Eagles Team Heart award.

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Kelsey Gray joined the Golden Eagles squad in 2009 and made an immediate impact on the defensive side of the net as she led the Golden Eagles in total blocks with 122 (1.09 bps) which ranked fourth in the OVC. Gray also contributed on the offensive side as she led all newcomers with 198 kills including a career-high 15 against Southeast Missouri. With these statistics, Gray became the second Golden Eagle to be named to the OVC all-Newcomer Team and earned Tech Newcomer award.

Individual Honors Leah Meffert

OVC Player of the Year All-OVC First Team (two times) OVC All-Tournament Team OVC Offensive Player of the Week (two times) Lady Bearcat All-Tournament Team

Katie Kenline

OVC Defensive Player of the Year All-OVC Second Team OVC Defensive Player of the Week (four times) Lady Cardinal All-Tournament Team

Teresa Craig

Lady Hilltopper All-Tournament Team Academic All-District

Amanda Lindgren

OVC All-Tournament Team

Melanie Culp

OVC Setter of the Week

Kelsey Gray

All-Newcomer Team

Senior Teresa Craig received the Tennessee Tech’s Academic award, while junior Marie Peddicord received the Golden Eagles Coach’s award.

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VS. ALL OPPONENTS

A Air Force......................................... 0-1 Akron University............................. 8-1 Albany...................................0-0 Alabama........................................ 1-2 Alabama A&M................................ 1-0 Alabama-Birmingham................... 4-8 Alabama State............................... 2-0 Appalachian State.......................... 3-5 Arizona........................................... 0-1 Arkansas-Little Rock...................... 1-0 Arkansas State............................... 1-2 Army.............................................. 1-0 Auburn........................................... 0-1 Austin Peay...................... 48-21

E East Carolina.................................. 1-1 East Tennessee............................. 21-7 Eastern Illinois............................ 13-16 Eastern Kentucky............. 19-43 Elon................................................ 1-0 Evansville....................................... 6-4

B Ball State........................................ 2-1 Baptist College............................... 1-0 Bellarmine..................................... 2-2 Belmont.................................9-2 Berry College.................................. 1-1 Birmingham-Southern................... 1-0 Boston College............................... 0-1 Bradley........................................... 1-0 Bryan College................................. 2-0 Butler............................................. 0-1

G Georgetown................................... 1-0 Georgia.......................................... 2-9 Georgia State................................. 1-1 Georgia Tech................................... 6-4 Guilford.......................................... 1-0

C Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo................ 0-1 Cal-Santa Barbara.......................... 1-0 Cal State-Sacramento.................... 0-1 Campbell University....................... 1-0 Carson-Newman............................ 1-1 Centenary University...................... 1-0 Central Arkansas.....................0-0 Central Florida................................ 3-1 Central Michigan............................ 0-1 Charleston...................................... 1-0 Cincinnati....................................... 1-5 Clemson.................................1-1 Cleveland State.............................. 1-2 Coastal Carolina.............................. 2-0 Colorado......................................... 0-1 College of Charleston..................... 0-1 Columbus College.......................... 2-0 Connecticut.................................... 1-0 Covenant College........................... 3-0

I Ilinois-Chicago............................... 0-1 Indiana State.................................. 1-0 Iowa............................................... 0-1 IUPUI.............................................. 1-1

D Davidson........................................ 2-0 Dayton........................................... 1-3 DePaul........................................... 1-0 Drexel............................................. 1-0

F Fairleigh Dickinson......................... 1-0 Florida............................................ 0-1 Florida A&M................................... 1-0 Florida International...................... 0-1 Florida State................................... 0-2 Furman.......................................... 2-1

H Holy Cross....................................... 1-0 High Point...................................... 2-0 Huntington College........................ 1-0

J Jacksonville.........................0-0 Jacksonville State............... 5-10 James Madison.............................. 0-1 K Kent State...................................... 1-0 Kentucky........................................ 1-9 Kentucky State............................... 1-0 L Lake City CC.................................... 1-0 Lamar............................................. 0-1 Lambuth........................................ 3-0 Liberty........................................... 1-1 Lipscomb....................................... 3-3 Louisiana-Lafayette....................... 1-0 Louisiana-Monroe.......................... 1-0 Louisiana State . ............................ 0-2 Louisville........................................ 0-8

M Maine............................................. 1-0 Marist............................................. 1-0 Mars Hill College............................ 1-0 Marshall......................................... 2-5 Maryville........................................ 2-0 McNeese State............................... 0-2 Memphis........................................ 7-8 Miami Dade JC............................... 0-1 Miami (Ohio).................................. 0-3 Michigan State............................... 0-2 Middle Tennessee....................... 43-18 Midway College.............................. 1-0 Mississippi...................................... 0-7 Mississippi State............................. 4-3

Mississippi U. for Women............... 1-3 Missouri.................................0-1 Morgan State................................. 1-0 Montevallo..................................... 0-1 Morehead State............... 17-49 Murray State.................... 24-26 N New Orleans................................... 0-2 Nicholls State................................. 2-0 North Alabama.............................. 4-1 North Carolina................................ 0-1 North Carolina A&T........................ 1-0 North Florida.................................. 0-1 UNC-Asheville................................ 5-0

Senior Marie Peddicord (top), Leah Meffert (bottom

UNC-Charlotte................................ 3-1 UNC-Greensboro............................ 1-0 North Carolina State....................... 0-3 North Georgia................................ 2-0 North Texas............................0-0 Northeast Louisiana....................... 1-0 Northern Illinois............................. 0-2 Northern Kentucky......................... 0-4 Northwestern State................0-0 O Ohio University............................... 2-1 Ohio State...................................... 0-2 Oral Roberts................................... 1-0 P Pennsylvania.................................. 0-1 Providence..................................... 1-0 R Robert Morris................................. 1-0 S Samford.................................7-3 Sam Houston................................. 0-1 South Alabama.............................. 1-2 South Carolina................................ 0-3 South Florida.................................. 0-2 Southeast Louisiana....................... 2-0 Southeast Missouri............. 8-32 Southern Baptist............................ 1-0 Southern Illinois-Carbondale................ 0-2 Southern Methodist....................... 0-1 Southern Mississippi...................... 2-0 Southwestern................................ 4-1 Southwestern Louisiana................. 0-1 Southwest Missouri........................ 0-1 Stephen F. Austin........................... 0-1 Stetson........................................... 1-0 St. Francis (PA)............................... 1-0 Syracuse.................................1-0

U UCLA.............................................. 0-1 University of the South.................. 1-0 Utah State...................................... 0-1 Utah Valley..................................... 0-1 V Valparaiso...................................... 1-1 Vanderbilt...................................... 2-0 Va. Commonwealth........................ 2-0 Virginia Tech................................... 0-1 W Wake Forest................................... 0-1 Weber State................................... 0-2 Western Carolina............................ 7-4 Western Kentucky.............. 7-17 Western Michigan.......................... 0-1 West Georgia.................................. 2-0 West Virginia.................................. 0-2 Wichita State.................................. 1-0 William & Mary.............................. 2-1 Winthrop........................................ 1-3 Wisconsin-Green Bay..................... 0-1 Wright State................................... 2-2 X Xavier............................................. 1-5 Y Youngstown State.......................... 8-0 The Golden Eagles will face Albany, Central Arkansaw, Jacksonville, North Texas and Northwestern State for the first time in 2010. Bold indicates 2010 opponents

T Tennessee.................................... 2-26 Tennessee State................. 33-6 UT-Chattanooga........................... 26-8 UT Martin........................ 34-18 Texas-Pan American....................... 1-0 Toledo............................................ 2-1 Trevecca......................................... 1-0 Troy State....................................... 0-1 Tulane............................................ 0-3 Tulsa............................................... 0-1

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Golden EagleS In TournamenT Play The Golden Eagles in Tournament Play The Golden Eagles play in different tournaments around the region each year ... Tech has 26 wins in tournament play under coach John Blair. Tech’s results in tournament play under coach John Blair: 2009 at OVC Tournament (0-1) L 3-1 vs. Murray State 2009 at Louisville (0-3) L 3-1 vs. Louisville L 3-2 vs. Liberty L 3-1 vs. Toledo 2009 at Appalachian State (1-2) L 3-2 vs. North Florida W 3-2 vs. William & Mary L 3-1 vs. Appalachian State 2009 at Tennessee (0-3) L 3-0 vs. Tennessee L 3-0 vs. Lipscomb L 3-0 vs. Western Kentucky 2008 hosts OVC (2-0) * W 3-0 vs. Austin Peay W 3-2 vs. Murray State 2008 at Western Kentucky (1-3) L 3-2 vs. Valparaiso L 3-0 vs. Miami (Ohio) W 3-1 vs. Furman L 3-0 vs. Western Kentucky 2008 at Ball State (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Purdue W 3-2 vs. Ball State L 3-0 vs. Southern Illinois 2008 at Cincinnati (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Marshall L 3-1 vs. Cincinnati

W 3-0 vs. Wright State 2007 at Ohio Valley (1-1) W 3-1 vs. SEMO L 3-2 vs. Morehead State 2007 at Louisville (2-1) W 3-2 vs. Coastal Carolina W 3-1 vs. Memphis L 3-1 vs. Louisville 2007 at Butler (0-3) L 3-2 vs. Utah Valley L 3-1 vs. Butler L 3-0 vs. Northern Illinois 2007 at UT-Chattanooga (2-1) W 3-2 vs. UT-Chattanooga L 3-0 vs. Missouri State W 3-0 vs. UNC-Asheville 2006 at Cincinnati (1-2) W 3-1 vs. Maine L 3-0 vs. UCLA L 3-0 vs. W. Michigan

The Golden Eagles captured the 2008 OVC Tournament title and played in the NCAA Championship for the first time since 1997. 2006 at Western Kentucky (2-1) W 3-2 vs. Appalachian State W 3-2 vs. Ball State L 3-0 vs. Western Kentucky 2005 at App. State (2-1) W 3-1 vs. High Point W 3-2 vs. Appy State L 3-0 vs. East Carolina

2006 at Louisville (0-3) L 3-0 vs. Louisville L 3-1 vs. Arizona L 3-0 vs. Dayton

2005 at Middle Tenn. (1-3) L 3-2 vs. IUPUI W 3-0 vs. UT-Martin L 3-0 vs. MCN L 3-1 vs. Middle Tenn.

2006 at Ohio State (0-2) L 3-0 vs. Ohio State L 3-0 vs. Michigan State

L 3-1 vs. Lipscomb W 3-2 vs. IUPUI 2004 at Dayton (1-2) W 3-2 vs. West Virginia L 3-1 vs. Dayton L 3-1 vs. Coastal Carolina 2004 at Georgia Tech (0-2) L 3-0 vs. Xavier L 3-0 vs. Georgia Tech 2004 at Liberty (3-0) * W 3-2 vs. William & Mary W 3-1 vs. Davidson W 3-1 vs. Liberty

2005 at Evansville (1-2) L 3-0 vs. Evansville

2003 at Wake Forest (0-3) L 3-1 vs. SMU L 3-0 vs. Wake Forest L 3-1 vs. Kentucky 2003 at Memphis (2-1) L 3-0 vs. Memphis W 3-1 vs. Louisiana Lafayette W 3-1 vs. Holy Cross 2003 at Greensboro (2-2) W 3-1 vs. UNC Greensboro L 3-0 vs. Winthrop L 3-1 vs. UW Green Bay W 3-2 vs. Georgia State * denotes tournament champion

All-Tournament Honors Golden Eagle players to earn all-tournament honors since 1994

Kappy Lang

Leah Meffert (4) 2007 - Louisville 2007 - UT-Chattanooga 2008 - Cincinnati 2008 - OVC Katie Kenline (4) 2009 - Tennessee 2009 - Appalachian State 2009 - Louisville 2008 - Ball State Teresa Craig (1) 2008 - Western Kentucky Amanda Lindgren (2) 2007 - UT-Chattanooga 2008 - OVC Caitlin Bullock (1) 2007 - Louisville Kappy Lang (3) 2005 - Evansville

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2007 - OVC 2008 - OVC (MVP) Anne Morrow (5) 2003 - Wake Forest 2004 - Dayton 2004 - Georgia Tech 2004 - Liberty (MVP) 2005 - App. State Laura Sidorowicz (3) 2000 - Ohio State 2003 - Greensboro 2004 - Liberty (MVP) Liz Engel (1) 2003 - Memphis Maggie Stern (6) 1999 - Air Force 2000 - Marist 2000- Ohio State 2001 - TTU Classic 2002 - Charleston

2002 - Xavier Lauren Viney (1) 2001 - TTU Classic Lisa Dissel (2) 1997 - Ohio Valley 1998 - South Florida Stephanie Busch (3) 1997 - Ohio Valley 1998 - South Florida 1998 - Kent State Brandy Best (3) 1996 - Dayton 1996 - Golden Eagles 1998 - Kent State Rachel Melchiorre (9) 1994 - Furman (MVP) 1995 - W. Carolina 1995 - Ohio 1995 - South Florida

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1996 - Northern Ill. 1997 - Iowa 1997 - Miami (Ohio) 1997 - Tenn. Preview 1997 - OVC (MVP) Pam Goldensoph (2) 1995 - Ohio 1995 - Western Carolina Allison Berry (2) 1994 - DePaul 1997 - Tenn. Preview Caroline Murphy (1) 1994 - Furman Carrie Slagle (1) 1994 - Furman Lindsey Downs (2) 1994 - Davidson 1994 - DePaul

golden eagle 2009 statistics Overall Record: 10-18 (.357) Name GP ASPLUND, Jessica...............117 MEFFERT, Leah.....................112 LINDGREN, Amanda.........108 GRAY, Kelsey..........................112 PEDDICORD, Marie............110 CRAIG, Teresa........................111 DVORKEN, Katrina.................64 CULP, Melanie......................112 PIERCE, Laura........................107 KENLINE, Katie......................112 COMPERRY, Madi...................43 BUTTS, Stacey..........................13

OVC Record: 9-9 (.500)

ALL MATCHES Kill K/Gm Er TA Pct Ast A/Gm SA 201 1.72 58 451 .317 4 0.03 10 406 3.62 204 1181 .171 6 0.05 28 314 2.91 113 1013 .198 11 0.10 13 198 1.77 65 526 .253 4 0.04 1 224 2.04 74 570 .263 4 0.04 0 173 1.56 81 539 .171 61 0.55 17 28 0.44 9 72 .264 7 0.11 0 15 0.13 25 90 -.111 1107 9.88 9 15 0.14 10 65 .077 0 0.00 11 2 0.02 1 11 .091 20 0.18 6 1 0.02 1 4 0.00 76 1.77 1 0 0.00 4 9 -.444 0 0.00 0

TENNESSEE TECH...... 112 1376 12.2 587 4080 .193 1296 Opponents................ 112 1492 13.3 642 4141 .205 1386

SE A/Gm 7 0.09 40 0.25 10 0.12 5 0.01 0 0.00 18 0.15 1 0.00 13 0.08 36 0.10 12 0.05 5 0.02 0 0.00

DIG Dig/G BS BA TB B/Gm 33 0.28 22 74 96 0.82 315 2.81 15 29 44 0.39 180 1.67 11 46 57 0.53 33 0.29 26 96 122 1.09 35 0.32 15 48 63 0.57 229 2.06 2 33 35 0.32 8 0.12 2 23 25 0.39 245 2.19 0 19 19 0.17 154 1.44 0 2 2 0.02 547 4.88 0 0 0 0.00 18 0.42 0 0 0 0.00 1 0.08 0 1 1 0.08

Pts 270.0 463.5 361.0 273.0 263.0 208.5 41.5 33.5 27.0 8.0 2.0 0.5

11.5 86 140 0.77 1765 15.76 71 297 219.5 1.96 1681.5 12.3 132 186 1.18 1814 16.20 40 395 237.5 2.12 1861.5

2009 Match Results W/L............Opponent...................................Scores....................................................Record.......OVC L/3-0........... at Tennessee................................. 22-25, 9-25, 14-25..............................................0-1..........0-0 L/3-0........... vs Lipscomb.................................. 16-25, 17-25, 22-25...........................................0-2..........0-0 L/3-0........... vs Western Kentucky............... 19-25, 19-25, 18-25...........................................0-3..........0-0 L/3-2........... vs North Florida........................... 20-25, 27-25, 25-23, 19-25, 7-15................0-4..........0-0 W/3-2......... vs William and Mary................. 23-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-7................1-4..........0-0 L/3-1..........at Appalachian State............... 14-25, 25-13, 21-25, 27-29...........................1-5..........0-0 L/3-1........... at Louisville.................................... 18-25, 25-20, 14-25, 14-25............................1-6..........0-0 L/3-2........... vs Liberty......................................... 27-29, 25-22, 18-25, 25-10, 14-16.............1-7..........0-0 L/3/1........... at Toledo......................................... 18-25, 16-25, 25-21, 23-25............................1-8..........0-0 L3/2............. Southeast Missouri *.......... 25-18, 25-19, 18-25, 21-25, 15-17.............1-9..........0-1 L3/0............. Eastern Illinois *..................... 26-28, 23-25, 22-25........................................1-10..........0-2 L3/2............. Jacksonville State *.............. 22-25, 25-16, 25-10, 16-25, 11-15..........1-11..........0-3 W/3-0......... UT Martin *............................... 25-18, 25-13, 25-10........................................2-11..........1-3 W3/2........... Murray State *........................ 17-25, 25-23, 25-23, 20-25, 16-14..........3-11..........2-3 L/3-0........... at Austin Peay *........................... 17-25, 20-25, 16-25........................................3-12..........2-4 W/3-2......... at Tennessee State Univ *..... 20-25, 19-25, 25-11, 25-13, 15-11..........4-12..........3-4 W/3-1......... at Eastern Illinois *.................... 19-25, 25-21, 25-19, 26-24.........................5-12..........4-4 W/3-2......... at Southeast Missouri *......... 22-25, 25-21, 26-24, 23-25, 15-9.............6-12..........5-4 W/3-0......... Eastern Kentucky *.............. 25-22, 25-19, 25-17........................................7-12..........6-4 W/3-1......... Morehead State *................. 25-22, 25-14, 18-25, 25-18.........................8-12..........7-4 L/3-0........... at Murray State *....................... 17-25, 20-25, 17-25........................................8-13..........7-5 W/3-0......... at UT Martin *.............................. 25-18, 25-27, 25-21, 25-22.........................9-13..........8-5 L/3-2........... at Jacksonville State *............ 25-18, 25-23, 18-25, 28-30, 13-15..........9-14..........8-6 W/3-0......... Tennessee State Univ *..... 25-23, 25-17, 25-15..................................... 10-14..........9-6 L/3-1........... Austin Peay *........................... 24-26, 25-21, 20-25, 25-27...................... 10-15..........9-7 L/3-1........... at Morehead State *................ 25-18, 11-25, 15-25, 17-25...................... 10-16..........9-8 L/3-1........... at Eastern Kentucky *.............. 17-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-27...................... 10-17..........9-9 L/3-1........... vs #4 Murray State.................... 23-25, 21-25, 25-23, 16-25...................... 10-18..........9-9

Att. 409 125 125 109 71 124 899 450 125 350 200 178 131 208 252 167 219 156 217 144 292 128 202 236 210 307 225 125

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* Denotes OVC match, ^ Denotes OVC Tournament match, % Denotes NCAA Tournament match

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the ovc in 2009 2009 Final Standings School OVC Overall Jacksonville State............................ 17-1...................... 27-8 Austin Peay........................................ 15-3 . .....................22-9 Morehead State................................ 11-6 . .................. 21-11 Murray State...................................... 11-7 . .................. 13-18 Tennessee Tech......................... 9-9 ................ 10-18 Eastern Kentucky.............................. 9-9 ..................... 10-19 Southeast Missouri State.............. 8-10 . .................. 13-17 Eastern Illinois................................... 4-13 . .................. 11-20 Tennessee State............................... 3-15 . .....................8-21 UT Martin............................................ 2-16 . .....................8-21

2009 OVC Tournament

2009 OVC All-Tournament Team

(Jacksonville, Ala. ) Championship Match: #1 Jacksonville State 3, #3 Morehead State 0 Semifinals: #1 Jacksonville State 3, #4 Murray State 1 #3 Morehead State 3, #2 Austin Peay 2 First Round: #4 Murray State 3, #5 Tennessee Tech 1 #3 Morehead State 3, #6 Eastern Kentucky 1

Cassie Chesney, Murray State Stephanie Champine, Austin Peay Kristina Schoo, Morehead State Kaitlin Craven, Morehead State Brittany Whitten, Jacksonville State Lauren Harkins, Jacksonville State Caitlin Vorbeck, Jacksonville State (MVP)

2009 All-OVC Team First Team Stephanie Champine.........................APSU Emma Keough....................................MOR Brittney Whitten..................................JSU Karleigh DeLong.............................. SEMO Leah Meffert..............................TTU Sarah Alisaleh...................................APSU Caitlin Vorbeck ....................................JSU Kaitlin Craven.....................................MOR Second Team Jade Guo............................................MUR Kayleah Sauer....................................MUR Abby O’Conner.................................... EKU Jessica Mollman..................................APU Lauren Snyder..................................... EKU Becca Lamb........................................MUR Katie Kenline.......................... TTU

All-Newcomer Team Lauren Snyder..................................... EKU Annie Gruenschlaeger........................MOR Alyx Schulte.........................................JSU Jen Meyer.............................................JSU Kelsey Gray............................. TTU Kasey Elswick..................................... UTM Ellie Roberson....................................MOR Player of the Year: Stephanie Champine, APSU Freshman of the Year: Annie Gruenschlaeger, MOR Defensive Player of the Year: Kayleah Sauer, MUR Coach of the Year: Rick Nold, JSU

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2009 OVC Players of the Week Offensive Player of the Week

Defensive Player of the Week

8/31 - Emily Hughes, Southeast Missouri 9/7 - Ashley Doherty, UT Martin 9/14 - Stephanie Champine, Austin Peay 9/21 - Melanie Boykins, Eastern Illinois 9/28 - Stephanie Champine, Austin Peay 10/5 - Lauren Snyder, Eastern Kentucky 10/12 - S tephanie Champine, Austin Peay 10/19 - Emily Hughes, Southeast Missouri 10/26 - Stephanie Champine, Austin Peay 11/2 - Kaleigh DeLong, Southeast Missouri 11/9 - Logan Su, Murray State 11/16 - Autumn Harms, Eastern Kentucky

8/31 - Lauren Harkins, Jacksonville State 9/7 - Katie Kenline, Tennessee Tech 9/14 - Molly Davis, Southeast Missouri 9/21 - Molly Davis, Southeast Missouri 9/28 - Molly Davis, Southeast Missouri 10/5 - Abby O’Connor, Eastern Kentucky 10/12 - Lauren Harkins, Jacksonville State 10/19 - Kayleah Sauer, Murray State

8/31 - Sarah Barth, Southeast Missouri

10/26 - Annie Gruenschlaeger, Morehead State

10/19 - Brooke Schumacher, Jacksonville State

11/2 - Brittany Wallace, Eastern Illinois 11/9 - Katie Kenline, Tennessee Tech 11/16 - Abby O’Connor, Eastern Kentucky

10/26 - Sarah Alisaleh, Austin Peay 11/2 - Sarah Barth, Southeast Missouri 11/9 - Jade Guo, Murray State 11/16 - Jade Guo, Murray State

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Setter of the Week 9/7

- Brooke Schumacher, Jacksonville State

9/14 - Melanie Culp, Tennessee Tech 9/21 - Jade Guo, Murray State 9/28 - Sarah Alisaleh, Austin Peay 10/5 - Kate Hendle, Eastern Kentucky 10/12 - Sarah Alisaleh, Austin Peay - Kate Hendle, Eastern Kentucky

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2009 OVC Leaders 2009 Ohio Valley Conference Team Leaders Hitting Percentage

Assists

Service Aces

Kills

Blocks

Digs

Team K E TA Pct 1. Murray State................ 1463....... 516...... 3982..... .238 2. Austin Peay.................. 1505....... 531...... 4367..... .223 3. Morehead State........... 1554....... 651...... 4312..... .209 4. Jacksonville State......... 1864....... 824...... 5103.......204 5. Tennessee Tech..........1376..... 587.....4080... .193 6. Southeast Missouri...... 1433....... 601...... 4664..... .178 7. Eastern Kentucky......... 1295....... 597...... 3938..... .177 8. UT Martin..................... 1207....... 590...... 3903..... .158 9. Eastern Illinois............. 1425....... 723...... 4498..... .156 10. Tennessee State......... 1272....... 703...... 4059..... .140

Team GP K Avg/S 1. Jacksonville State.......................137.........1864....13.61 2. Austin Peay................................113.........1505....13.32 3. Morehead State.........................121.........1554....12.84 4. Murray State..............................114.........1463....12.83 5. Southeast Missouri....................115.........1433....12.46 6. Tennessee Tech.....................112...... 1376. 12.29 7. Eastern Kentucky.......................106.........1295....12.22 8. Eastern Illinois...........................117.........1425....12.18 9. Tennessee State.........................108.........1272....11.78 10. UT Martin.................................106.........1207....11.39

Team GP AST Avg/S 1. Jacksonville State................. 137.......... 1745........12.74 2. Austin Peay.......................... 113.......... 1412........12.50 3. Morehead State................... 121.......... 1437........11.88 4. Southeast Missouri.............. 115.......... 1345........11.70 5. Murray State........................ 114.......... 1332........11.68 6. Tennessee Tech.................112........ 1296.... 11.57 7. Eastern Illinois..................... 117.......... 1331........11.38 8. Eastern Kentucky................. 106.......... 1194........11.26 9. Tennessee State................... 108.......... 1160........10.74 10. UT Martin........................... 106.......... 1125........10.61

Team BS BA TOT Avg/S 1. Morehead State................... 61.......511... 316.5....2.62 2. Eastern Illinois..................... 44.......429... 258.5....2.21 3. Tennessee Tech.................71..... 297...219.5.. 1.96 4. Murray State........................ 45.......354... 222.0....1.95 5. Austin Peay.......................... 19.......308... 173.3....1.63 6. UT Martin............................. 26.......339... 195.5....1.59 7. Southeast Missouri.............. 20.......317... 178.5....1.55 8. Jacksonville State................. 51.......306... 204.0....1.49 9. Eastern Kentucky................. 61......164... 143.0....1.35 10. Tennessee State.................. 24.......242... 145.0....1.34

Team GP SA Avg/S 1. Austin Peay.................................. 113........ 187......1.65 2. Morehead State........................... 121........ 194......1.60 3. Jacksonville State......................... 137........ 198......1.45 4. Tennessee State........................... 108........ 147......1.36 5. Eastern Illinois............................. 117........ 131......1.12 6. UT Martin..................................... 106........ 117......1.10 7. Eastern Kentucky......................... 106........ 113......1.07 8. Southeast Missouri...................... 115........ 114......0.99 9. Murray State................................ 114........ 113......0.99 10. Tennessee Tech..................... 112...... 86..... 0.77

Team GP DIGS Avg/S 1. Southeast Missouri..................115.........2218.....19.29 2. Austin Peay...............................113.........2038.....18.04. 3. Jacksonville State.....................137.........2300.....16.79 4. Eastern Illinois..........................117.........1932.....16.51. 5. Eastern Kentucky......................106.........1702.....16.06 6. Tennessee Tech................... 112....... 1765.. 15.76 7. Morehead State........................121.........1860.....15.37 8. Tennessee State........................108.........1645.....15.23. 9. Murray State.............................114.........1695.....14.87 10. UT Martin...............................106.........1546.....14.58

2009 Ohio Valley Conference Individual Leaders Hitting Percentage

Player K E TA Pct 1. HAYDEN, Sara-MUR.............198..... 58........474.......295 2. MEYER, Jen-JSU...................241..... 67........591.......294 3. SKINNER, Taylor-APSU..........205..... 54........524.......288 4. KEOUGH, Emma-MOR..........256..... 82........608.......286 5. CUNNINGHAM, Mary-MUR...204..... 67........486.......282 6. GUO, Jade-MUR...................135..... 33........362.......282 7. LAMB, Becca-MUR...............284..... 94........698.......272 8. HUGHES, Emily-SEMO..........346..... 104......897.......270 9. GROUDLE, Hannah-EKU.......175..... 49........468.......269 10. PEDDICORD, Marie-TTU.. 224....74......570.....263

Kills

Player SP K Avg/G 1. CHAMPINE, Stephanie-APSU......113.........488........4.32 2. MEFFERT, Leah-TTU..............112...... 406..... 3.62 3. DELONG, Karleigh-SEMO............91...........312........3.43 4. ZWETTLER, Alex-EIU...................112.........369........3.29 5. WHITTEN, Brittney-JSU..............137.........449........3.28 6. SNYDER, Lauren-EKU.................105.........336........3.20 7. CRAVEN, Kaitlin-MOR.................121.........380........3.14 8. HUGHES, Emily-SEMO................115.........346........3.01 9. MONTAGUE, Lauren-UTM...........104.........306........2.94 10. VORBECK, Caitlin-JSU...............129.........376........2.91

Assists

Service Aces

Blocks

Digs

Player SP AST Avg/G 1. ALISALEH, Sarah-APSU........ 108.......... 1141........10.56 2. BRANGERS, Kirstie-MOR....... 121.......... 1240........10.25 3. GUO, Jade-MUR.................... 114.......... 1154........10.12 4. CULP, Melanie-TTU............112........ 1107...... 9.88 5. CAVANAH, Kylie-EIU............. 87............ 856............9.84 6. HENDLE, Kate-EKU............... 106.......... 1027..........9.69 7. SHUMACHER, Brooke-JSU..... 137.......... 1283..........9.36 8. P-COLLAZO, Yamari-TSU....... 108.......... 1002..........9.28 9. BARTH, Sarah-SEMO............ 64............ 581............9.08 10. MILLER, Jenna-UTM........... 88............ 752............8.55

Player BS BA TOT Avg/G 1. GRUENSCHLAEGER, A.-MOR. 26.......140... 166.0....1.37 2. ARNOLD, Stephanie-EIU....... 11.......59..... 70.0......1.11 3. KEOUGH, Emma-MOR.......... 19.......114... 133.0....1.10 4. GRAY, Kelsey-TTU..............26..... 96.....122.0.. 1.09 5. DIETER, Jorie-EIU................. 5.........87..... 92.0......0.97 6. HAYDEN, Sara-MUR.............. 12.......95..... 107.0....0.96 7. EVANS, Holly-MOR............... 5.........106... 111.0....0.92 8. MAHER, Emily-SEMO............ 7.........78..... 85.0......0.79 9. WHEELER, Jessica-EIU.......... 5.........84..... 89.0......0.79 10. WILBURN, Britany-UTM..... 6.........71..... 77.0......0.79

Player SP SA Avg/G 1. ECONOMOS, Paige-APSU.............. 113........ 39........0.35 2. VICMARI, Prospero-TSU................ 108........ 36........0.33 3. HARKINS, Lauren-JSU................... 137........ 44........0.32 4. WHITTEN, Brittney-JSU................ 137........ 43........0.31 5. VORBECK, Caitlin-JSU................... 129........ 38........0.29 6. GRANTHAM, Kayla-APSU.............. 82.......... 24........0.29 7. RUDDELL, Lindsey-MOR............... 113........ 33........0.29 SKINNER, Taylor-APSU.................. 113........ 33........0.29 9. SCHULER, Liz-MOR....................... 121........ 35........0.29 10. MILLER, Jenna-UTM................... 88.......... 25........0.28

Player SP DIGS Avg/G 1. O’CONNOR, Abby-EKU...............106.........589.........5.56 2. DAVIS, Molly-SEMO...................113.........599.........5.30 3. SAUER, Kayleah-MUR...............107.........536.........5.01 4. KENLINE, Katie-TTU............ 112....... 547...... 4.88 5. HARKINS, Lauren-JSU...............137.........662.........4.83 6. ELSWICK, Kasey-UTM...............105.........505.........4.81 7. SCHOO, Kristina-MOR...............121.........546.........4.51 8. WALLACE, Brittany-EIU............117.........525.........4.49 9. ECONOMOS, Paige-APSU..........113.........492.........4.35 10. WHITTEN, Brittney-JSU..........137.........510.........3.72

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all-time participants A

Janet Allen, 1986

Terri Allen, 1975-77 Debbie Askew, 1985-86 Heather Asplund, 2009Jessica Asplund, 2005-08

B Asplund

Church

Cannon Cannon

Hagovsky

Lillian Bailey, 1978-79 Sandra Beard, 1975 Pat Bell, 1975 Kristin Benjamin, 1998 Alison Berry, 1994-97 Brandy Best, 1996, 1998 Emily Bible, 1991-93 Amanda Bilbrey, 1993 Sherry Billingsby, 1980-81 Pam Birchfield, 1978-79 Patsy Bow, 1974 Becky Brashears, 1992 Tia Brenning, 2000, 2004 Cathy Brown, 1982-83 Tina Buckles, 1974-75 Caitlin Bullock, 2005-08 Debbie Bumpas, 1974 Sue Burcham, 1978 Stephanie Busch, 1997-00 Stacey Butts, 2009

C

King

Hasselbring

Mona Callis, 1982-83 Jennifer Cannon, 1989-91 Kelly Cannon, 2003-04 Aprel Carver, 1988 Vicky Chandler, 1976 Brenda Choate, 1974 Madison Comperry, 2009Lori Conrad, 1987 Cara (Church) Craig, 1984-87 Teresa Craig, 2006-09 Rachael Crossgrove, 1997-00 Melanie Culp, 2007-

D Johnson

Lang Elsea

Cindy Dahlgren, 1979 Michelle Dennis, 1993-94 Jessica Dickerson, 2005 Cyrelle Dillon, 1994-1995 Monica Dimmett, 1981-84 Lisa Dissel, 1996-1999 Sarah Dolle, 2006 Susie Downing, 1986 Lyndsay Downs, 1995-96 Alesia Draper, 1979 Angie Duncan, 1983-86 Jennifer Dunn, 1999-02 Katrina Dvorken, 2009-

E Raczak

Slagle

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Sarah Hagovsky, 1996-99 Terri Hall, 1974 Tammy Hargis, 1991 Karen Harris, 1975-77 Corinne Hasselbring, 1992-95 Katrina Hendrix, 1982-85 Suzanne Hensley, 1975-77 Peggy Howard, 1976 Lucretia Huffines, 1979-80 Angie Hughes, 1988-90

I

Becky (Murray) Isom, 1985-88

J

Dawn Jobe, 1988-89 Brynn Johnson, 2008 Vanessa Johnson, 1980-83 Becky Jones, 1978

K

Kristen Kastner, 2001-04 Katie Kenline, 2006-09 Kari Keyser, 1993-94 Lisa King, 1977-80 Lynn Kirkpatrick, 1976 Katherine Koshakji, 1981 Annette Kupka, 2000-03

L

Dorothea La-Fleuer, 1981-84 Katherine “Kappy” Lang, 2005-08 Gina Lee, 1978-81 Kristy Lee, 1991 Angie Leonard, 1983 Amanda Lindgren, 2006-09 Erin Lynn, 2006 - 07

M

Dee Dee Malone, 1988-90 Loretta Marlow, 1975-77 Melanie Marshall, 1986-89 Michelle McGee, 2001 Leah Meffert, 2007Rachel Melchiorre, 1994-97 Carrie Jo Meyer 2002 Nancy Meyer 2002-05 Mandy Miller, 1995-98 Anne Morrow 2002-05 Caroline Murphy, 1993-96 Barbara Muse, 1973 Andrea Myers, 1986

N

Anne Norman, 1973, 1975-76 Julie Norman, 1978-79

F

Kathy Ochs, 1980-83 Karen O’Connor, 1990 Kim Ohmstede, 1989-90 Liz Ortegal, 1997-99

G Tunnell

H

Debbie Elliott, 1977 Ann Elsea, 1977-80 Liz Engel, 2001-04 Meredith Ferlic, 1995-98 Fran Flatt, 2005-07 Judy Flatt, 1975-77

Triko

Kelsey Gray, 2009Karen Greenlee, 1975 Kim Grizzle, 1975

Pauletta Garrett, 1979 Angie Gentry, 1988 Jessica Gerken, 1994-95 Abby Gilbert, 1997-00 Kara Gilbert, 1999-02 Pam Goldensoph, 1994-97 Molly Graham, 1985-86

O

Laura Pierce, 2007Melissa Poff, 1998-99 Jackie Poindexter, 1979-82 Lori Pomeroy, 1989-92 Karen Pressley, 1987-90

Q

Lynn Queen, 1976-77

R

Missy Raczak, 1990-93 Cathy Rajkowski, 1987 Alicia Reece, 1991-94 Jenny Carr-Rice, 1996-98, 2000 Valeria Russell, 1973-74

S

Alysson Sanders, 2008 Karen Scott, 1984 Diane Seng, 1997-99 Jessica Seyfert, 2002-05 Sara Shanks, 2006 Laura Sidorowicz, 2001-04 Carrie Slagle, 1992-95 Mickey Smith, 1980-81 Pam Smith, 1973 Karri Spady, 1993 Holly Spencer, 1992 Angie Stephens, 1991 Marcia Stephens, 1977 Maggie Stern, 1999-02

T

Jennifer Thomas, 1991

Vicki Thompson, 1975 Brenda Tollett, 1973 Bilyana Triko, 1986-89 Kim Tunnell, 1982-85 Jenny (Pruett) Turner, 1984-87 Jill Turner, 1991-1992 Laura Tyburski, 2003-06

U

Dinah Upchurch, 1977

V

Lauren Viney, 2000-01

W

Mary Lee Waddle, 1975 Sarah Wasserman, 2000-01 Veronica Whittington, 2005-06 Katheryn Williams, 2005 Kendra Wilmoth, 1985-88 Inka Winningham, 1977-80 Amanda Wolfard, 2003-06 Tina Wyatt, 1974

Y

Claire Yonatas, 2004-05

Z

Bonnie Zoss, 1989-92

Bold indicates current players

P

Kim Panozzo, 1992-95 Samantha Patrick, 1998-99 Sharon Payne, 1977-79 Marie Peddicord, 2007Julie Pemberton, 1977 Sally Perkins, 2001 Courtney Perry, 2002-03

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golden eagle honors Academic All-America Anne Morrow, 2005 Diane Seng, 2000 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 Angie Duncan, 1985-86 Academic All-District IV Teresa Craig, 2008-09 Anne Morrow, 2004-2005 Kara Gilbert, 2001-2002 Diane Seng, 2000 Rachel Melchiorre, 1995-97 Angie Duncan, 1984-86

Angie Duncan was a two-time Academic All-America selection.

AVCA All-Region 6 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 OVC Player of the Year Leah Meffert, 2008 Becky (Murray) Isom, 1986 (Southern Division) Kim Tunnell, 1985 OVC Defensive Player of the Year Katie Kenline, 2008 All-OVC (named since 1984) Leah Meffert, 2009 (1st Team) Katie Kenline, 2009 (2nd Team) Leah Meffert, 2008 (1st team) Kappy Lang, 2008 (1st team) Katie Kenline (2nd team) Jessica Asplund (2nd team) Leah Meffert, 2007 (2nd team) Katie Kenline, 2007 (2nd team)

Anne Morrow, 2005 Annette Kupka, 2003 Maggie Stern, 1999-2002 Lisa Dissel, 1998-99 Stephanie Busch, 1997-2000 Allison Berry, 1997 Rachel Melchiorre, 1995-97 Carrie Slagle, 1994 Michelle Dennis, 1993-94 Bonnie Zoss, 1991-92 Karen Pressley, 1990 Dee Dee Malone, 1990 Melanie Marshall, 1988-89 Becky (Murray) Isom, 1986-88 Angie Duncan, 1986 Kim Tunnell, 1985

Bilyana Triko, 1986, 1989 Cara (Church) Craig, 1987 Becky (Murray) Isom, 1986, 1988 Kim Tunnell, 1985 Katrina Hendrix, 1985 Angie Duncan, 1984, 1986 Monica Dimmett, 1983 Vanessa Johnson, 1982-83 OVC Tournament MVP Kappy Lang, 2008 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 OVC Newcomer of the Year Leah Meffert, 2007 OVC All-Freshman/Newcomer Kelsey Gray, 2009 Leah Meffert, 2007 Amanda Lindgren, 2006 Katie Kenline, 2006 Anne Morrow 2002 Maggie Stern, 1999 Stephanie Busch, 1997 Lisa Dissel, 1996 Meredith Ferlic, 1995 Mandy Miller, 1995 Rachel Melchiorre, 1994 Cyrelle Dillon, 1994 Michelle Dennis, 1993 Caroline Murphy, 1993 Emily Bible, 1991 Bonnie Zoss, 1989 Jennifer Cannon, 1989 Dee Dee Malone, 1988

Monica Dimmett, 1984 Dorothea La-Fleuer, 1984 OVC All-Tournament (named since 1982) Kappy Lang, 2008 Leah Meffert, 2008 Amanda Lindgren, 2008 Kappy Lang, 2007 Stephanie Busch, 1997 Lisa Dissel, 1997 Rachel Melchiorre, 1997 Michelle Dennis, 1993 Karen Pressley, 1990 Melanie Marshalll, 1989 Jenny (Pruett) Turner, 1987

OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2009-10 (8) Stacy Butts Teresa Craig Melanie Culp Kelsey Gray Amanda Lingren Leah Meffert Marie Peddicord Laura Pierce 2008-09 (7) Teresa Craig Melanie Culp Kappy Lang Amanda Lindgren Marie Peddicord Laura Pierce Alysson Sanders 2007-08 (8) Teresa Craig Melanie Culp Fran Flatt Kappy Lang Amanda Lindgren Erin Lynn Marie Peddicord Kim Rutherford 2006-2007 (7) Teresa Craig

Sarah Dolle Fran Flatt Kappy Lang Amanda Lindgren Sara Shanks Amanda Wolfard 2005-2006 (8) Jessica Asplund Jessica Dickerson Sarah Dolle Fran Flatt Kappy Lang Jessica Seyfert Anne Morrow Amanda Wolfard 2004-2005 (7) Liz Engel Kristen Kastner Anne Morrow Jessica Seyfert Laura Sidorowicz Amanda Wolfard Claire Yonatas 2003-2004 (9) Liz Engel Kristen Kastner Annette Kupka Anne Morrow

Nancy Meyer Courtney Perry Jessica Seyfert Laura Sidorowicz Amanda Wolfard 2002-2003 (10) Jen Dunn Liz Engel Kara Gilbert Kristen Kastner Annette Kupka Nancy Meyer Anne Morrow Courtney Perry Jessica Seyfert Laura Sidorowicz

Annette Kupka Jennifer Carr-Rice 1999-2000 (6) Stephanie Busch Jennifer Carr Jen Dunn Kara Gilbert Sarah Hagovsky Diane Seng 1998-1999 (5) Rachel Crossgrove Meredith Ferlic Sarah Hogovsky Mandy Miller Diane Seng

2001-2002 (7) Jen Dunn Liz Engel Kara Gilbert Kristen Kastner Annette Kupka Laura Sidorowicz Sarah Wasserman

1997-1998 (7) Alison Berry Meredith Ferlic Pam Goldensoph Sarah Hagovsky Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Diane Seng

2000-2001 (5) Stephanie Busch Jen Dunn Kara Gilbert

1996-1997 (9) Alison Berry Jenny Carr Lyndsay Downs

Meredith Ferlic Pam Goldensoph Sarah Hagovsky Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Caroline Murphy 1995-1996 (8) Lyndsay Downs Meredith Ferlic Jess Gerken Rachel Melchiorre Mandy Miller Caroline Murphy Kim Panozzo 1994-1995 (8) Michelle Dennis Jess Gerken Pam Goldensoph Rachel Melchiorre Caroline Murphy Kim Panozzo Alicia Reece Carrie Slagle

Carrie Slagle 1992-1993 (1) Missy Raczak 1991-1992 (3) Tammy Hargis Missy Raczak Bonnie Zoss 1990-1991 (3) Angie Hughes Dee Dee Malone Karen Pressley 1989-1990 (4) Dee Dee Malone Kim Ohmstede Karen Pressley Bilyana Triko

1993-94 (5) Amanda Bilbrey Michelle Dennis Missy Raczak Alicia Reece

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Golden Eagle honors Double Grand Club Player Becky (Murray) Isom Melanie Marshall Bilyana Triko Karen Presley Rachel Melchiorre Lisa Dissel Maggie Stern Laura Sidorowicz Leah Meffert Player Kappy Lang

Maggie Stern

Years 1985-88 1986-89 1986-89 1987-90 1994-97 1996-99 1999-02 2001-04 2007-present Years 2005-08

Kills 1,158 1,062 1,097 1,072 1,662 1,216 1,388 1,406 1,313 Assists 5,084

Rachel Melchiorre

Lisa Dissel

Karen Presley

Digs 1,200 1,472 1,014 1,092 1,586 1,464 1,514 1,147 1,051 Digs 1,240

Bilyana Triko

Kappy Lang became the ninth member of the Double Grand Club when she added the 1,000 assists and 1,000 digs section. She finished her career as the Tech alltime assists leader.

Melanie Marshall

Becky Isom

Athletic Director’s Honor Roll **The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes who achieve a 3.0 grade point average or higher for the semester. The list is updated through the Spring of 2010. The number in parentheses indicates the number of semesters each athlete was included: Jessica Asplund (4) Janice Barr (2) Alison Berry (8) Brandy Best (2) Emily Bible (1) Amanda Bilbrey (1) Tia Brenning (1) Caitlin Bullock (2) Stephanie Busch (1) Stacy Butts (2) Kelly Cannon (6) Madison Comperry (1) Teresa Craig (7)

Rachael Crossgrove (1) Melanie Culp (5) Michelle Dennis (3) Jessica Dickerson (2) Lisa Dissel (2) Sarah Dolle (4) Lyndsay Downs (5) Jen Dunn (7) Liz Engel (7) Meredith Ferlic (8) Fran Flatt (7) Jess Gerken (4) Abby Gilbert (2)

Kara Gilbert (8) Pam Goldensoph (7) Kelsey Gray (1) Sarah Hagovsky (6) Tammy Hargis (2) Corinne Hasselbring (1) Angie Hughes (3) Becky Isom (1) Kristen Kastner (9) Katie Kenline (1) Kari Keyser (1) Annette Kupka (7) Kappy Lang (8)

Most Wins (279) in school history Sharron Bilbrey took over the head coaching post at Tech in 1979 and led the Golden Eagles through 15 seasons, the longest tenure of six TTU volleyball coaches. Bilbrey’s teams won 279 matches during her career, including a school-record 31 victories in 1983 when the team was 31-9. In 11 years of conference play, her teams were 93-63 against league opponents.

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Kristy Lee (1) Amanda Lindgren (6) Erin Lynn (3) Dee Dee Malone (5) Melanie Marshall (4) Leah Meffert (2) Rachel Melchiorre (10) Cari Jo Meyer (1) Nancy Meyer (6) Mandy Miller (8) Anne Morrow (8) Caroline Murphy (5) Kim Ohmstede (2)

Kim Panozzo (6) Marie Peddicord (5) Courtney Perry (4) Laura Pierce (3) Karen Presley (5) Missy Raczak (3) Alicia Reece (4) Jenny (Carr) Rice (8) Kimberly Rutherford (1) Alysson Sanders (2) Jessica Seyfert (8) Diane Seng (6) Sara Shanks (2)

Laura Sidorowicz (6) Carrie Slagle (6) Karri Spady (1) Maggie Stern (2) Bilyana Triko (3) Laura Tyburski (3) Sarah Wasserman (4) Kendra Wilmoth (1) Veronica Whittington (4) Katherine Williams (1) Amanda Wolfard (8) Claire Yonutas (3) Bonnie Zoss (5)

Tech’s First OVC Coach of the Year Jennie Gilbert was Tech’s head volleyball coach from 1994 through 2002. She was named OVC Coach of the Year in 1997 when the Golden Eagles captured the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and played in the NCAA Tournament. Her teams won a total of 126 matches. In the 2008 season, current head coach John Blair became TTU’s second OVC Coach of the Year.

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individual records-IN A match MOST KILLS Kills per set 8.33, Laura Sidorowicz vs. UT Martin, 2003 8.00, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1996 8.00, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 Total kills... (in five sets) 32, Laura Sidorowicz at Murray State, 2004 30, Leah Meffert vs. Tennessee State, 2007 30, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1995 (in four sets) 30, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 28, Laura Sidorowicz vs. Liberty, 2004 28, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Chattanooga, 1997 28, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Georgetown, 1997 (in three sets) 25, Laura Sidorowicz vs.UT Martin, 2003 24, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1996 24, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001

Melanie Marshall ranked twice among national leaders in digs.

MOST ATTACKS

(in three sets) 56, Caroline Murphy vs. Austin Peay, 1994 52, Sarah Hagovsky vs. UT Martin, 1996 49, Caroline Murphy vs. Austin Peay, 1993

Attacks per set 19.6, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 19.2, Becky Isom vs. Cincinnati, 1988 18.8, Lisa Dissel vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998

MOST SERVICE ACES

Total Attacks... (in five sets) 100, Leah Meffert vs. Tennessee State, 2007 96, Becky Isom vs. Cincinnati, 1988 94, Lisa Dissel vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998 (in four sets) 74, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 72, Anne Morrow at Murray State, 2005 71, Anne Morrow vs. Southeast Missouri, 2004 71, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Austin Peay, 1996 (in three sets) 59, Maggie Stern vs. Georgia State, 2001 56, Laura Sidorowicz vs. Tennessee-Martin, 2003 54, Laura Sidorowicz vs. Belmont, 2003 54, Lisa Dissel vs. Southeast Missouri, 1998 54, Anne Morrow vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2005

Service aces per set 2.67, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Tennessee State, 1995 2.50, Mandy Miller vs. Tennessee State, 1995 2.33, Kim Tunnell vs. Chattanooga, 1985

MOST ASSISTS Assists per set 18.7, Caroline Murphy vs. Austin Peay, 1994 17.7, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Austin Peay, 1996 16.6, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Southeast Missouri, 1998 Total Assists... (in five sets) 83, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Southeast Missouri, 1998 76, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998 70, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Morehead State, 1998 (in four sets) 70, Sarah Hagovsky vs. Austin Peay, 1996 65, Kappy Lang vs. Austin Peay, 2007 65, Kappy Lang vs. UT Martin, 2007 65, Kappy Lang vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006

Total Service Aces... (in five sets) 9, Lori Pomeroy vs. Alabama, 1990 8, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Murray State, 1997 7, Kari Keyser vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1993 7, Kendra Wilmoth vs. Mississippi, 1988 (in four sets) 7, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1995 6, Lori Pomeroy vs. New Orleans, 1990 6, Kendra Wilmoth vs. Evansville, 1987 6, Angie Duncan vs. Tulsa, 1985 6, Maggie Stern vs. Army, 2000 6, Amanda Lindgren vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006 (in three sets) 8, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Tennessee State, 1995 7, Kim Tunnell vs. Chattanooga, 1985 6, Rachel Melchiorre vs. Wichita State, 1996 6, Pam Goldensoph vs. Cincinnati, 1995 6, Kim Ohmstede vs. Alabama, 1989 6, Monica Dimmett vs. Western Carolina, 1983 MOST DIGS Digs per set 14.00, Meredith Ferlic vs. Austin Peay, 1996 10.50, Laura Tyburski at Murray State, 2005 10.33, Jennifer Cannon vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1991 10.33, Michelle Dennis vs. Chattanooga 1993

Stephanie Busch holds the Golden Eagle record for most total blocks in a career at 548.

Caroline Murphy holds TTU records in both total assists and assists per set.

Total Digs... (in five sets) 50, Katie Kenline vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2006 44, Katie Kenline at UT-Chattanooga, 2007 43, Katie Kenline vs. Tennessee State, 2007 (in four sets) 52, Meredith Ferlic vs. Austin Peay, 1996 42, Laura Tyburski at Morehead State, 2005 41, Katie Kenline vs. Morehead State, 2008 (in three sets) 33, Katie Kenline vs. Austin Peay, 2008 31, Michelle Dennis vs. Chattanooga, 1993 31, Jennifer Cannon vs. E. Kentucky, 1991 28, Meredith Ferlic vs. MTSU, 1998 MOST BLOCKS Blocks per set 3.65, Pam Goldensoph vs. Western Kentucky, 1994 3.33, Stephanie Busch vs. Mississippi State, 1998 3.33, Stephanie Busch vs. Middle Tennessee, 1999 3.33, Stephanie Busch vs. Morehead State, 2000 Total Blocks... (in five sets) 14, Stephanie Busch vs. Eastern Illinois, 1999 13, Annette Kupka vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 12, Stephanie Busch vs. Murray State, 1998 12, Stephanie Busch vs. Xavier, 1997 (in four sets) 12, Annette Kupka vs. Morehead State, 2003 11, Pam Goldensoph vs. Western Kentucky, 1994 11, Stephanie Busch vs. Belmont, 2000 (in three sets) 10, Stephanie Busch vs. Mississippi State, 1998 10, Stephanie Busch vs. Middle Tennessee, 1999 10, Stephanie Busch vs. Morehead State, 2000

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individual records-IN A season Sets Played 1. Becky Isom...........................................135...................1988 Kendra Wilmoth...................................135...................1988 3. Melanie Marshall.................................133...................1988 Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rachel Melchiorre................................592...................1997 Leah Meffert........................................548...................2007 Michelle Dennis....................................505...................1993 Kim Tunnell..........................................498...................1985 Anne Morrow.......................................465...................2005

Kills per set 1. Kim Tunnell.........................................5.05...................1984 2. Rachel Melchiorre...............................4.77...................1997 3. Kim Tunnell.........................................4.74...................1985 4. Laura Sidorowicz.................................4.42...................2003 5. Maggie Stern.......................................4.29...................2001 Attacks 1. Leah Meffert.....................................1,537...................2007 2. Anne Morrow....................................1,512...................2005 3. Rachel Melchiorre.............................1,470...................1997 4. Amanda Lindgren.............................1,315...................2007 5. Michelle Dennis.................................1,267...................1993 Hitting Percentage 1. Jessica Asplund....................................341...................2007 2. Kim Tunnell..........................................332...................1985 3. Jessica Asplund....................................317...................2008 4. Kim Tunnell..........................................316...................1984 5. Carrie Slagle.........................................307...................1994 Service Aces 1. Rachel Melchiorre..................................71...................1995 2. Rachel Melchiorre..................................65...................1997 3. Mona Callis.............................................57...................1983 4. Lori Pomeroy..........................................52...................1990 5. Dee Dee Malone.....................................51...................1989 Dorothea LaFleuer..................................51...................1984 Digs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Mandy Miller ranks on the alltime ace list and holds match ace records.

Rachel Melchiorre holds several single season records.

Blocks Solo 1. Vanessa Johnson....................................68...................1982 2. Annette Kupka.......................................60...................2003 3. Vanessa Johnson....................................55...................1983 4. Bonnie Zoss............................................50...................1991 Bilyana Triko...........................................50...................1986 Block Assists 1. Stephanie Busch...................................133...................1997 2. Stephanie Busch...................................116...................1998 3. Annette Kupka.....................................111...................2003 4. Annette Kupka.....................................104...................2002 5. Bonnie Zoss..........................................102...................1990

Katie Kenline........................................755...................2007 Katie Kenline........................................572...................2006 Rachel Melchiorre................................571...................1997 Melanie Marshall.................................570...................1988 Meredith Ferlic.....................................566...................1998

Sarah Hagovsky was among Tech’s best setters.

Total Blocks 1. Annette Kupka.....................................171...................2003 2. Stephanie Busch...................................157...................1997 3. Stephanie Busch...................................135...................1998 Bonnie Zoss..........................................135...................1990 5. Bonnie Zoss..........................................132...................1992

An incredible blocker, Vanessa Johnson played from 19801983 and in only three years set the Golden Eagle solo block record with 179. Her 68 solo blocks in a season during 1982 also are a single season record.

Assists 1. Kappy Lang.......................................1,585...................2007 2. Kappy Lang.......................................1,274...................2008 3. Caroline Murphy................................1,260...................1993 4. Kappy Lang.......................................1,190...................2006 5. Caroline Murphy................................1,122...................1994

Digs per set 1. Katie Kenline.......................................5.90...................2007 2. Katie Kenline.......................................5.40...................2006 3. Meredith Ferlic....................................5.19...................1998 4. Jennifer Cannon..................................4.89...................1991 5. Laura Tyburski.....................................4.83...................2005

Assists per set 1. Kappy Lang.......................................12.38...................2007 2. Kappy Lang.......................................11.23...................2006 3. Monica Dimmett...............................10.97...................1984 4. Kappy Lang.......................................10.80...................2008 5. Lauren Viney.....................................10.22...................2001

Annette Kupka set the season mark for blocks in 2003 with 171 total blocks, which led the OVC. She also led the nation in solo blocks.

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Meredith Ferlic ranked first in the nation in digs as a junior.

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individual records-IN A career Sets Played 1. Bilyana Triko....................................488..................1986-89 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................476..................1989-92 3. Kappy Lang.....................................463..................2005-08 4. Katie Kenline...................................462..................2006-09 5. Caitlin Bullock.................................446..................2005-08 Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rachel Melchiorre........................1,662..................1994-97 Amanda Lindgren........................1,426..................2006-09 Laura Sidorowicz..........................1,406..................2001-04 Maggie Stern................................1,388..................1999-02 Anne Morrow...............................1,355..................2002-05

Kills per set 1. Maggie Stern..................................3.88..................1999-02 2. Rachel Melchiorre..........................3.78..................1994-97 3. Laura Sidorowicz............................3.64..................2001-04 4. Michelle Dennis..............................3.53..................1993-94 5. Anne Morrow.................................3.28..................2002-05 Attacks 1. Rachel Melchiorre........................4,453..................1994-97 2. Amanda Lingren..........................4,329..................2006-09 3. Anne Morrow...............................4,241..................2002-05 4. Laura Sidorowicz..........................4,044..................2001-04 5. Leah Meffert...................... 3,719..... 2007-present Service Aces 1. Rachel Melchiorre...........................229..................1994-97 2. Monica Dimmett.............................145..................1981-84 3. Katrina Hendrix...............................143..................1982-85 4. Bilyana Triko....................................136..................1986-89 5. Cara Church.....................................131..................1984-87 Digs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Katie Kenline................................2,432..................2006-09 Rachel Melchiorre........................1,586..................1994-97 Maggie Stern................................1,514..................1999-02 Laura Tyburski..............................1,501..................2003-06 Melanie Marshall.........................1,472..................1986-89 Meredith Ferlic.............................1,472..................1996-99

Digs per set 1. Katie Kenline..................................5.26..................2006-09 2. Maggie Stern..................................4.17..................1999-02 3. Michelle Dennis..............................3.88..................1993-94 4. Laura Tyburski................................3.88..................2003-05 5. Meredith Ferlic...............................3.79..................1996-99 Blocks Solo 1. Vanessa Johnson.............................179..................1980-83 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................155..................1989-92 3. Bilyana Triko....................................137..................1986-89 Block Assists 1. Stephanie Busch..............................446..................1997-00 2. Annette Kupka................................349 .................2000-03 3. Bonnie Zoss.....................................330..................1989-92 4. Maggie Stern...................................278..................1999-02 5. Pam Goldensoph.............................248..................1994-97

Karen Presley was among the top hitters in the OVC during her TTU career.

Caitlin Bullock ranks fifth all-time in career sets played. She was a staple on the 2008 OVC championship team.

Total Blocks 1. Stephanie Busch..............................548..................1997-00 2. Bonnie Zoss.....................................485..................1989-92 3. Annette Kupka................................442..................2000-03 4. Bilyana Triko....................................353..................1986-89 5. Carrie Slagle....................................331..................1992-95

Kappy Lang took over the career assists record after only her junior season.

Assists 1. Kappy Lang..................................5,084..................2005-08 2. Caroline Murphy...........................3,537..................1993-96 3. Monica Dimmett..........................3,421..................1981-84 4. Dee Dee Malone...........................3,202..................1988-90 5. Jenny Turner.................................2,870..................1984-87

Golden Eagle Team Records Most Kills In a match: 96 vs. Eastern Illinois in 1997 In a season: 1,988 in 1997 Kills per set/Season: 15.53 in 1997

Most Assists In a match: 89 vs. Eastern Illinois in 1997 In a season: 1,843 in 2007 Assists per set/season: 14.4 in 2007

Most Total Attacks In a match: 269 vs. Eastern Kentucky in 2006 In a season: 5,684 in 2007 Total Attacks per set: 50.2 in 2002

Most Total Blocks In a match: 28 vs. Morehead State in 2003 In a season: 356 in 2003 Blocks per set/season: 3.32 in 2003

Highest Hitting Percentage In a match: .535 vs. Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: .243 in 1997

Most Block Solos In a match: 11 vs. Memphis in 2007 In a season: 302 in 2003

Most Errors In a match: 41 at Appalachian State in 2005 In a season: 775 in 2007

Most Block Assists In a match: 35 vs. SEMO in 2001 In a season: 406 in 2001

Most Service Aces In a match: 20 vs. Eastern Kentucky in 1993 In a season: 262 in 1997 Aces per set/season: 2.05 in 1997

Fewest Kills Allowed In a match: 11 by Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: 1098 in 1996

Most Digs In a match: 140 vs. Southern Miss. in 1988 In a season: 2,518 in 2007 Digs per set/season: 19.7 in 2007

Lowest Hitting Percentage Allowed In a match: -.185 by Tenn. State in 2000 In a season: .181 in 2000 Fewest Total Blocks Allowed In a match: 0.0 by Tenn. State in 2000, UT Martin 2009 In a season: 124 in 1995

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Golden Eagles year-by-year Year

OVERALL OVC ONLY W L Pct. W L Marynell Meadors 1975 25 15 .625 Totals 25 15 .625

Pct.

1976 1977 Totals

11 17 28

25 14 39

Tina Buckles .306 .548 .418

1978 Totals

9 9

22 22

Judy Murray .290 .290

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Totals

16 27 13 29 31 17 22 20 13 14 19 19 8 10 21 279

20 19 18 16 9 12 9 17 19 21 17 15 24 22 14 252

Sharron Bilbrey .444 .587 .419 .664 .775 18 3 .586 10 3 .710 10 3 .541 10 3 .406 8 6 .400 6 6 .528 6 6 .559 7 5 .250 4 10 .313 4 12 .600 10 6 .525 93 63

.857 .769 .769 .769 .571 .500 .500 .583 .286 .250 .625 .596

1994 16 1995 15 1996 10 1997* # 23 1998 22 1999 13 2000 11 2001 8 2002 8 Totals 126

17 15 19 10 7 13 15 16 18 130

Jennie Gilbert .485 .500 .345 .697 .759 .500 .423 .333 .308 .492

7 10 5 14 14 11 4 3 5 73

9 6 13 4 4 7 12 13 11 79

.437 .625 .278 .778 .778 .611 .250 .188 .313 .480

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008* # 2009 Totals

10 12 7 12 18 19 10 88

19 16 22 17 15 13 18 120

John Blair .344 .429 .241 .414 .546 .594 .357 .423

5 7 3 8 11 14 9 57

11 9 13 8 9 4 9 63

.312 .438 .188 .500 .550 .778 .500 .475

All-Time 614

578

.515

223

205

.521

* Denotes OVC Champion

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Six years before the university elevated the volleyball program to varsity status, the 1969 Intercollegiate Volleyball Team won the state championship, coached by Marynell Meadors. Now in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame, Meadors was instrumental in initiating the first varsity team, which began intercollegiate competition in 1975. 1975 Coach: Marynell Meadors Record: 25-15 Match results unavailable 1976 Coach: Tina Buckles Record: 11-25 Match results unavailable 1977 Coach: Tina Buckles Record: 17-14 Memphis State................................................L..................1-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-3 Carson-Newman.............................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-0 Kentucky.........................................................W.................2-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 SW Baptist......................................................W.................2-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Lambuth.........................................................W.................2-0 SW Baptist......................................................W.................2-0 Memphis State................................................W.................2-1 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi.......................................................L..................0-2 Louisiana State................................................L..................0-2 Ark-Little Rock................................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-2 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W ................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................2-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-2 East Tennessee................................................W ................2-1 Memphis State................................................L..................1-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-0 1978 Coach: Judy Murray Record: 9-22 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 Michigan State................................................L..................0-2 Marshall..........................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi.......................................................L..................0-2 Southwestern.................................................W.................2-1 Arkansas State................................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Lambuth.........................................................W.................2-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................0-2 Western Carolina.............................................W.................2-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................0-2 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-3 SW Louisiana...................................................L . ................0-2

UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................0-2 Tulane.............................................................L..................0-2 Mississippi.......................................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Southern Illinois..............................................L..................0-2 S.W. Missouri..................................................L..................0-2 Miami (Ohio)...................................................L..................0-2 Berry...............................................................W ................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................0-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-2 Marshall..........................................................L..................1-2 Northern Kentucky..........................................L..................0-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W ................3-2 1979 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 16-20 Vanderbilt.......................................................W.................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-1 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-1 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-1 Covenant.........................................................W ................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 Guilford...........................................................W.................2-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................1-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-2 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-2 South Carolina.................................................L..................0-2 Northern Kentucky..........................................L..................0-3 East Tennessee................................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Covenant.........................................................W ................2-0 North Alabama...............................................W.................2-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Appalachian State...........................................L..................0-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................1-2 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-2 Bryan..............................................................W ................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L . ................0-2 U. of the South................................................W ................2-0 UT Martin........................................................W ................2-0 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-2 Bryan..............................................................W.................2-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 Memphis State................................................L..................0-2 East Tennessee................................................L..................0-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W ................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-2 1980 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 27-19 Austin Peay.....................................................W ................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Clemson..........................................................L..................1-2 Jacksonville.....................................................L..................1-2 N.C. State........................................................L..................0-2

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Golden Eagles Year-by-Year East Tennessee................................................W.................2-1 VCU.................................................................W.................2-0 Miami Dade CC................................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Memphis State................................................L..................0-3 UNC Asheville..................................................W ................2-0 Appalachian State...........................................W.................2-1 UNC Charlotte.................................................W.................2-0 Virginia Tech....................................................L..................1-2 Marshall..........................................................W.................2-0 James Madison...............................................L..................0-2 Vanderbilt.......................................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-2 Ohio University................................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Charleston.......................................................W.................2-0 Bellarmine......................................................L..................1-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................2-0 UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3 Georgia...........................................................W.................3-1 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-2 Trevecca..........................................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee ...........................................W.................2-0 Midway...........................................................W.................2-1 Wright State....................................................L..................0-2 West Virginia...................................................L..................0-2 Toledo.............................................................W.................2-0 VCU.................................................................W.................2-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Louisville.........................................................L..................1-2 Bellarmine......................................................L..................0-2 Indiana State...................................................W.................2-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Memphis State................................................L..................0-2 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-1 1981 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 13-18 Cleveland State...............................................L..................1-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................0-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................2-0 North Alabama...............................................W.................2-1 Miss. U. for W...................................................L..................1-2 Southwestern.................................................L..................1-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 South Alabama...............................................L..................2-3 Georgia...........................................................L..................0-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................2-3 Maryville.........................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Louisville.........................................................L..................0-2 East Tennessee ...............................................L..................0-2 Appalachian State...........................................L..................1-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................2-3 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................2-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 North Carolina.................................................L..................0-2 N.C. State........................................................L..................0-2 Appalachian State...........................................L..................0-2 1982 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 29-16 Maryville College............................................W.................2-0 Covenant College............................................W ................2-0 Georgia State..................................................L..................0-3 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................2-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Alabama A&M.................................................W.................2-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 Jacksonville.....................................................W.................2-0 Miss. U. for W..................................................W.................2-0 Montevallo......................................................L..................0-2 Southern Baptist.............................................W.................2-0 Arkansas State................................................W.................2-1 Cincinnati........................................................L..................1-3 Wright State....................................................L..................0-3 Dayton............................................................W.................3-0 Northern Kentucky..........................................L..................1-3 Kentucky State................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1

Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay ....................................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-2 North Georgia . ...............................................W.................2-0 Miss. U. for W...................................................L..................1-2 Alabama State................................................W.................2-1 Columbus College...........................................W.................2-0 Jacksonville State............................................W.................2-1 Lake City CC.....................................................W.................2-0 Georgia...........................................................L..................1-2 West Georgia...................................................W ................2-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................2-0 North Alabama . .............................................W.................2-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................0-2 Memphis State................................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 Florida State....................................................L..................0-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-2 Youngstown St................................................W.................2-0 Akron..............................................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-2 1983 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 31-9 Mars Hill..........................................................W.................2-0 UNC Asheville..................................................W.................2-0 High Point.......................................................W.................2-0 Western Carolina.............................................W.................2-0 Western Carolina.............................................W.................2-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Murray State...................................................W.................2-0 Georgia ..........................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi State..............................................W ................3-0 South Carolina.................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Memphis State................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Youngstown State...........................................W.................2-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................2-0 Miss. U. for W...................................................W.................2-0 North Alabama...............................................L..................0-2 Huntington.....................................................W.................2-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Bellarmine......................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 UC-SB..............................................................L..................0-2 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................2-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................2-0 Youngstown....................................................W.................2-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................2-0 Akron..............................................................W.................2-0 E.Kentucky......................................................L..................1-3 1984 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 17-12 Western Carolina.............................................L..................1-3 Central Florida.................................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................W.................3-1 Clemson..........................................................W.................3-0 Mississippi.......................................................L..................1-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tenn....................................................W.................3-0 Georgia...........................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Youngstown State...........................................W.................3-1 Akron..............................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................2-3 Evansville........................................................L..................2-3 Kentucky.........................................................L..................1-3 Xavier..............................................................L..................0-3 Bellarmine......................................................W.................3-0 Evansville........................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0

UA-Birmingham..............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Akron..............................................................W.................3-2 E. Kentucky.....................................................L..................0-3 1985 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 22-9 Evansville........................................................W.................3-0 South Alabama...............................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 Mississippi State..............................................W.................3-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 Georgia ..........................................................L..................1-3 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Youngstown State...........................................W.................3-0 Akron..............................................................W.................3-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-0 Memphis State................................................W.................3-1 Tulsa................................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi State..............................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Akron..............................................................W.................3-0 1986 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 20-17 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Middle Tenn....................................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................W.................3-1 UNC-Charlotte.................................................W.................3-1 Western Carolina.............................................L..................0-3 Cincinnati........................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 So. Mississippi.................................................W.................3-1 Mississippi State..............................................L..................0-3 SE Louisiana....................................................W.................3-2 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Western Carolina.............................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................2-3 Appalachian State...........................................L..................0-2 Marshall..........................................................W.................2-0 Western Carolina.............................................L..................1-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................2-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Youngstown State...........................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Akron..............................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................1-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-2 Evansville........................................................L..................2-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 Georgia...........................................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 1987 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 13-19 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................2-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Pennsylvania...................................................L..................0-3 N.C. State........................................................L..................0-3 Florida.............................................................L..................1-3 Western Carolina.............................................L..................0-3 Cincinnati........................................................L..................1-3 Evansville........................................................W.................3-1

Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................1-3 Arkansas State................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Davidson.........................................................W.................3-0 Coastal Carolina...............................................W.................3-1 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Youngstown State...........................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Georgia ..........................................................L..................0-3 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................2-3 E. Kentucky.....................................................L..................1-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 1988 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 14-21 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Louisville.........................................................L..................1-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................2-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 UA-Birmingham..............................................W.................3-2 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................1-3 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................1-3 Lamar..............................................................L..................1-3 Mississippi.......................................................L..................2-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 So. Mississippi.................................................W.................3-2 Missouri..........................................................L..................1-3 Stephen F. Austin............................................L..................1-3 South Alabama...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Cincinnati........................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Auburn............................................................L..................1-3 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Georgia...........................................................L..................0-3 Evansville........................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L . ................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 1989 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 19-17 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Samford..........................................................W.................3-0 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 Utah State.......................................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Memphis State................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Evansville........................................................W.................3-1 Valparaiso.......................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Alabama.........................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Stetson............................................................W.................3-2 Central Florida.................................................W.................3-1 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 Florida A&M....................................................W.................3-0 Central Florida.................................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-1 East Carolina...................................................W.................3-0 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................2-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1

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Golden Eagles year-by-year Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Akron..............................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................2-3 1990 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 19-15 Kentucky.........................................................L..................0-3 Central Michigan.............................................L..................1-3 West Virginia...................................................L..................1-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................2-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Baptist College................................................W.................3-0 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 Sam Houston..................................................L..................2-3 Nicholls State..................................................W.................3-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Georgia Tech....................................................W.................3-0 New Orleans....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 Western Kentucky...........................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Middle Tenn,...................................................W.................3-1 Evansville........................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 Georgia Tech....................................................W ................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 Alabama.........................................................L..................2-3 Mississippi.......................................................L..................1-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 E. Kentucky.....................................................L..................0-3 1991 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 8-24 UT Chattanooga..............................................L..................1-3 Valparaiso.......................................................L..................0-3 Butler..............................................................L..................0-3 UA-Birmingham..............................................L..................0-3 UW-Green Bay.................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Ilinois..................................................L..................0-3 Evansville........................................................L..................0-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 Morehead.......................................................L..................2-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Furman...........................................................W............ forfeit Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................1-3 Liberty............................................................W.................3-2 East Carolina...................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................2-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 1992 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 10-22 Dayton............................................................L..................1-3 Missouri..........................................................L..................1-3 Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 Missouri..........................................................L..................1-3 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................0-3 Mississippi State..............................................L..................1-3 Robert Morris..................................................W.................3-1 Winthrop . ......................................................W.................3-1 Marshall..........................................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-1

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UT Martin........................................................L..................1-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 Northeastern Ill...............................................L..................2-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 UT-Martin.......................................................W.................3-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................L..................1-3 UT-Chattanooga..............................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................2-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 1993 Coach: Sharron Bilbrey Record: 21-14 Southeast La...................................................W.................3-1 Alabama.........................................................L..................0-3 Alabama State................................................W.................3-0 Syracuse..........................................................W.................3-2 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-1 Xavier..............................................................L..................1-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 Western Carolina.............................................W.................3-0 Robert Morris..................................................W.................3-0 UNC-Asheville.................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................2-3 Oral Roberts....................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................L..................2-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Nicholls State..................................................W.................3-0 New Orleans....................................................L..................0-3 McNeese State................................................L..................0-3 E. Kentucky.....................................................W.................3-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 1994 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 16-17 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................1-3 William & Mary...............................................L..................0-3 Davidson.........................................................W.................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 UNC-Asheville.................................................W.................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 N.E. Louisiana.................................................W.................3-0 DePaul............................................................W.................3-2 Liberty............................................................W.................3-2 Furman...........................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Furman...........................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-1 Tenn. State (TV)..............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-1 Morehead.......................................................L..................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-1 South Carolina.................................................L . ................3-0 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-1 Tennessee.......................................................L..................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-1 Morehead.......................................................L..................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0

Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-0 1995 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 15-15 Florida State....................................................L..................3-1 South Florida...................................................L..................3-0 Memphis.........................................................L..................3-2 Drexel..............................................................W.................3-2 Youngstown....................................................W.................3-1 Ohio................................................................L..................3-1 NC A&T............................................................W.................3-0 Western Carolina.............................................W.................3-0 Cincinnati........................................................L..................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay (TV)..............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................3-1 Tennessee.......................................................L..................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-1 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................3-2 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................3-1 Campbell.........................................................W.................3-0 Troy State........................................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-1 1996 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 10-20 Evansville........................................................W.................3-0 Cal Poly SLO.....................................................L..................1-3 Dayton............................................................L..................0-3 Wichita State...................................................W.................3-0 Bradley............................................................W.................3-0 Northern Illinois..............................................L..................0-3 Western Carolina.............................................W.................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-0 Xavier..............................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Tennessee.......................................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Middle Tennessee............................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3

UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3 1997 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 23-10 East Tennessee................................................W.................3-1 UT Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-2 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Tennessee.......................................................W.................3-0 Kentucky.........................................................L..................1-3 Iowa................................................................L..................0-3 Cal-Sacramento..............................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Xavier..............................................................L..................2-3 Miami (Ohio)...................................................L..................0-3 Georgetown....................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Tennessee State..............................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-1 Colorado..........................................................L..................0-3 1998 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 22-7 Providence......................................................W.................3-1 Xavier..............................................................W.................3-1 Mississippi State..............................................W.................3-0 South Florida...................................................L..................0-3 Dayton............................................................L..................2-3 Cleveland State...............................................W.................3-2 Connecticut.....................................................W.................3-0 Kent State.......................................................W.................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................1-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0

The 1997 Ohio Valley Conference Championship team was the first Golden Eagle volleyball team to compete in the NCAA Tournament. Head Coach Jennie Gilbert also won OVC Coach of the Year honors in 1997.

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Golden Eagles Year-by-Year UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................2-3 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 1999 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 13-13 Ball State.........................................................L..................0-3 Dayton............................................................L..................0-3 Marshall..........................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Weber State....................................................L..................0-3 Air Force..........................................................L..................1-3 Morgan State..................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................2-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Middle Tenn....................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................2-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-2 Murray State...................................................L . ................0-3 Middle Tennessee............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 2000 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 11-15 Army...............................................................W.................3-1 F’leigh Dickinson.............................................W.................3-0 Marist University.............................................W.................3-0 Centenary.......................................................W.................3-0 Lou. Monroe....................................................W.................3-0 Mississippi State..............................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Wright State....................................................W.................3-2 Central Florida.................................................L..................1-3 W. Kentucky....................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 E. Kentucky.....................................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................2-3 E. Kentucky.....................................................L..................1-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................1-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-1 2001 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 8-16 Ohio University................................................W.................3-2 Ohio State.......................................................L..................0-3 Illinois-Chicago...............................................L..................0-3 Georgia State..................................................L..................0-3 Birmingham-Southern....................................W.................3-0 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................2-3 Murray State...................................................L..................1-3 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................2-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................L..................1-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Lipscomb........................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................0-3

2002 Coach: Jennie Gilbert Record: 8-18 College of Charleston......................................L..................0-3 Boston College................................................L..................0-3 Weber State....................................................L..................2-3 Texas Pan-American........................................W.................3-0 Florida International.......................................L..................1-2 Xavier..............................................................L..................1-3 Elon.................................................................W.................3-0 Cleveland State...............................................L..................1-3 Marshall..........................................................L..................1-3 St. Francis........................................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................L..................0-3 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................0-3 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 UT Martin........................................................L..................0-3 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 2003 Coach: John Blair Record: 10-19 SMU................................................................L..................1-3 Wake Forest....................................................L..................0-3 Kentucky.........................................................L..................1-3 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................0-3 Memphis.........................................................L..................0-3 Louisiana-Lafayette........................................W.................3-1 Holy Cross........................................................W.................3-1 UNC-Greensboro.............................................W.................3-1 Winthrop.........................................................L..................0-3 Wisconsin-Green Bay......................................L..................1-3 Georgia State..................................................W.................3-2 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 SE Missouri State.............................................L..................0-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................0-3 SE Missouri State.............................................L..................0-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................2-3 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................L..................2-3 Middle Tennessee *.........................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................0-3 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Samford..........................................................L..................0-3 Jacksonville State............................................L..................0-3 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Morehead State...............................................L..................1-3 2004 Coach: John Blair Record: 12-16 West Virginia...................................................W.................3-2 Dayton............................................................L..................3-1 Coastal Carolina...............................................L..................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-1 Xavier..............................................................L..................3-0 Georgia Tech....................................................L..................3-0 William and Mary............................................W.................3-0 Davidson.........................................................W.................3-2 Liberty............................................................W.................3-1 Belmont..........................................................L..................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0 Middle Tennessee *.........................................L..................3-2 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-2 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 UT Martin........................................................L..................3-0 Jacksonville State............................................W.................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 Lipscomb . ......................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2

2005 Coach: John Blair Record: 7-22 High Point.......................................................W.................3-1 Appalachian State...........................................W.................3-2 East Carolina...................................................L..................3-0 IUPUI...............................................................L..................3-2 UT-Martin.......................................................W.................3-0 MCN................................................................L..................3-0 Middle Tennessee *.........................................L..................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-0 Evansville........................................................L..................3-0 Lipscomb........................................................L..................3-1 IUPUI...............................................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-0 Samford..........................................................L..................3-1 Southeast Missouri..........................................W.................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................L..................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-2 UT Martin........................................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-2 Samford..........................................................L..................3-1 Lipscomb........................................................L..................3-1 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-0 Belmont..........................................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0 2006 Coach: John Blair Record: 12-17 Maine..............................................................W.................3-1 UCLA...............................................................L..................3-0 Western Michigan...........................................L..................3-0 Louisville.........................................................L..................3-0 Arizona............................................................L..................3-1 Dayton............................................................L..................3-0 Ohio State.......................................................L..................3-0 Michigan State................................................L..................3-0 Appalachian State...........................................W.................3-2 Ball State.........................................................W.................3-2 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 S.E. Missouri....................................................L..................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................L..................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Belmont..........................................................L..................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................W.................3-1 Samford..........................................................W.................3-0 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-0 S.E. Missouri....................................................W.................3-1 Lipscomb........................................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-2 2007 Coach: John Blair Record: 18-15 Coastal Carolina...............................................W.................3-2 Memphis.........................................................W.................3-1 Louisville.........................................................L..................3-1 Utah Valley......................................................L..................3-2 Butler..............................................................L..................3-1 Northern Illinois..............................................L..................3-0 Lipscomb........................................................W.................3-1 UT-Chattanooga..............................................W.................3-2 Missouri State.................................................L..................3-0 UNC-Asheville.................................................W.................3-0 Belmont..........................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-1 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-2 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-0 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-0 Samford..........................................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................L..................3-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Tennessee State..............................................L..................3-1 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................3-1 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-0 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-1

Samford..........................................................W.................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................W.................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................L..................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-0 Southeast Missouri..........................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-2 2008 Coach: John Blair Record: 19-13 Marshall..........................................................L..................3-0 Cincinnati........................................................L..................3-1 Wright State....................................................W.................3-0 Purdue............................................................L..................3-0 Ball State.........................................................W.................3-2 Southern Illinois..............................................L..................3-0 Valpariaso.......................................................L..................3-2 Miami (Ohio)...................................................L..................3-0 Furman...........................................................W.................3-1 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................W.................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-0 Southeast Missouri..........................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-1 Morehead State...............................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................W.................3-1 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Jacksonville State............................................W.................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-0 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-2 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................1-3 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Louisville.........................................................L..................3-0 Tulane.............................................................L..................3-1 2009 Coach: John Blair Record: 10-18 Tennessee.......................................................L..................3-0 Lipscomb........................................................L..................3-0 Western Kentucky...........................................L..................3-0 North Florida...................................................L..................3-2 William and Mary............................................W.................3-2 Appalachian State...........................................L..................3-1 Louisville.........................................................L..................3-1 Liberty............................................................L..................3-2 Toledo.............................................................L..................3-1 Southeast Missouri..........................................L..................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................L..................3-0 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-2 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-0 Murray State...................................................W.................3-2 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................3-0 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-2 Eastern Illinois.................................................W.................3-1 Southeast Missouri..........................................W.................3-2 Eastern Kentucky.............................................W.................3-0 Morehead State...............................................W.................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-0 UT Martin........................................................W.................3-1 Jacksonville State............................................L..................3-2 Tennessee State..............................................W.................3-0 Austin Peay.....................................................L..................1-3 Morehead.......................................................L..................3-1 Eastern Kentucky.............................................L..................3-1 Murray State...................................................L..................3-1 * Wins vacated by MTSU in 2003, 2004 and 2005 due to NCAA action

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THIS IS TENNESSEE TECH u One of the “Top Southern Public Universities” by U.S. News & World Report u One of the “Best Southeastern Universities” and “America’s Best College Values” by The Princeton Review u Among “America’s 100 Best College Buys” by Institutional Research and Evaluations, Inc. Where Quality Counts

For nearly 100 years, Tennessee Tech has served the various needs of the region, the state and beyond. Not only is Tech renowned as a fine institution of higher education, it also serves as a public resource center and encourages scholarly research and creative activity by its faculty and students. Today, Tech makes a number of contributions to economic development locally, regionally and nationally. Tech’s 65,000-plus alumni occupy positions of leadership in education, business, industry, government and public service. Tennessee Tech is widely known as an institution noted for its academic quality -- an institution where the energies of the faculty, staff and students are devoted to ensuring that the university’s quality is maintained and enhanced. The university’s vision is guided by the “T.E.C.H.” framework — technological leadership, enrollment growth, a caring campus, and high quality. The university is divided into seven academic divisions offering 44 programs of study leading to the bachelor’s degree and 20 programs of study at the graduate level. More than 75 percent of the 370 full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees. Considered one of the most picturesque campuses in the South -and one of the safest -- the buildings carry an attractive Georgian style of architecture that lends the Tech campus an Ivy-league character. Tech was established in 1915 as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, located on the site of its forerunner, Dixie College. TPI gained university

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status in 1965, reflecting the institution’s role as a multipurpose, state-supported university. Tech’s current enrollment continues to include students from almost all 95 Tennessee counties, along with students from more than 40 other states and about 40 foreign countries.

Campus Life

Tennessee Tech students know that there is a lot more to college life than what goes on in the classroom. Nearly 200 student organizations on campus offer activities ranging from academic, athletic, cultural, political, community-oriented, social to spiritual. At Tech, it’s easy to get involved and make friends. Campus recreation coordinates 11 intramural and club sports: basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. The Fitness Center is a free, full-service health club for students. It houses a fully equipped weight room, 25-meter indoor pool, cardiovascular equipment and an indoor track. Tech is also a center for the arts, presenting concerts, theatre productions, lectures, dance performances, films, workshops, demonstrations and art exhibits each year. And, of course there’s always an athletics event to attend. Tennessee Tech’s athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference for 14 sports on the NCAA Division I level, and students can attend all regular season athletic events absolutely free!

The Tennessee Tech Athletic Department unveiled a new brand on Aug. 31, 2006, with an all-new set of logos for the Golden Eagles. The brand is new, but the tradition remains -the name Golden Eagles. How did TTU adopt the name? In the first quarter of this century, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute was a tiny school, located in the rugged, mountainous Upper Cumberland region where Golden Eagles were plentiful, soaring above the lush, upland forests. It's easy to understand how those early students and faculty could narrow their choices for their athletic team's nicknames to "Golden Eagles" or "Mountaineers." On February 14, 1925, the nickname "Golden Eagles " was officially adopted. The school newspaper, The Oracle, printed a story that outlined the efforts of a committee to suggest several possible nicknames to Athletic Association members for their consideration. The two most popular names were "Golden Eagles" and "Mountaineers," and the association, by a vote of 139-18, proudly declared its preference. It wasn't until 27 years later that a tangible mascot found its way to the campus. Several Tech

students braved a driving night rainstorm to pilfer a huge block-tin eagle statue from the charred ruins of a resort hotel in Monteagle. They painted the creature - with a wingspan of over six feet - a glistening gold, and suspended it from the rafter for public inspection at the following day's basketball game in Memorial Gym. Then-Governor Frank G. Clement, a lifelong friend of the hotel owner, was in Cookeville to speak . He worked out a compromise between his friend and the school students, who wanted to retain the eagle as their mascot. Over the years, a wide variety of artwork and drawings have been used to represent the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. Some of those include a drawing which appeared in media guides in the mid 1970s, and a cartoon-style mascots in the early 1980s that was dubbed ‘the purple chicken” by Tech students.

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION DR. ROBERT (BOB) BELL University President - Florida 1969 Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell, now in his 11th year as President of Tennessee Tech, is an avid supporter of TTU and Ohio Valley Conference sports. He currently chairs the OVC President’s Board of Directors. Bell became TTU’s President in 2000 after serving as dean, associate dean, assistant dean, and a chairperson in the university’s College of Business. After taking the post, he oversaw the reorganization of the athletics department, bringing in a full-time athletics director for the first time in almost 20 years. He has also been involved in statewide economic development on behalf of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, working on the THEC master plan focusing on links among higher education and stakeholders in business, health care and state government. Bell has served four terms on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award’s Board of Examiners and was appointed a charter member of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence in 1992, serving on the group’s panel of judges from 1994 to 2005. He represented Tennessee as a state delegate to the White House Conference on North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994 and spent two years as an economic development consultant for the nation of Mauritius.

Dr. Bell has served on or chaired a variety of professional, regional and national organizations, including the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business International, the Southern Business Association, the North American Case Research Association, the Tennessee College Association, and a number of Tennessee higher education task forces, among others. In 2005, Bell was named the first recipient of the Ned R. McWherter Leadership Award, presented by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. In the scholarly arena, he has been published extensively in the fields of management, organizational design, computer science and quality/productivity management, authoring two books and more than 70 articles, case studies and papers. Bell is also well known and respected in the Cookeville community. He has chaired the Cookeville-Area Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, the Regional Quality Council and the Putnam Tomorrow Task Force for the Putnam County Commission. A past president of the local YMCA, Bell currently chairs the Cookeville Industrial Development Board and is a member of the Board of Directors for CityScape and Blood Assurance Corp. He has been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America since 1988 and serves on the executive board for the Middle Tennessee Council of BSA. He is also a member of the Cookeville Rotary and Evening Lions Clubs.

MARK WILSON Director of Athletics - Maine 1991 Mark Wilson’s first six years as Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech have been highlighted by vision, energy, and enthusiasm. Those factors have facilitated growth and excellence in all areas and have placed the focus on generating a better student-athlete experience. Wilson is currently serving an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council through April, 2011. It gives the Ohio Valley Conference, TTU and Wilson a voice in a variety of strategic decisions that can affect intercollegiate athletics. Wilson, 41, has led Athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first six years, including enhanced facilities and fund raising, high profile staff additions, and compliance and academic success. Under Wilson’s guidance, the program has continued to focus on the academic success of its student-athletes, with soaring numbers each semester on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Tech’s studentathletes have achieved their highest overall combined semester GPAs. Wilson also developed a strategic plan for Tech’s athletic facilities and has already seen some of those plans become reality. During the past three years Tech has completed several construction projects to athletic facilities, including resurfacing the outdoor tennis courts, a new natural grass practice field, installation of new turf in Tucker Stadium, renovating the running track, renovating the football offices, meeting rooms and locker rooms, and new lights at Tucker Stadium. Most recently, Athletics opened a spacious, new basketball office complex in

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Eblen Center and construction is underway on an new Athletic Performance Center on the western edge of campus. Additional building plans call for a new student-athlete center. Another step achieved under Wilson’s direction has been increased fund raising and development efforts with the goal of providing the necessary resources for Tech’s student-athletes, coaches and staff. All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. Wilson was named Director of Athletics on July 1, 2004. He came to Tennessee Tech from Ohio University. Since his first day at Tech, Wilson has made rapid and steady progress. He began by restructuring the department and implemented plans for a better student-athlete experience. In addition, athletics launched a dynamic new website, gained NCAA certification and was found in complete compliance, created a far-reaching “WIN” program for academic success, opened an entertaining and popular Tailgate Park, and started plans for two capital projects. Before going to Ohio, Mark served as the Director of Athletic Marketing for the University of Massachusetts. He also worked as a graduate assistant in the UMass athletic department and interned with the Northwestern University ticketing and marketing departments. Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Maine in physical education and health, and earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. Mark and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Katey (15) and Meaghan (10).

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Baseball Matt Bragga

Basketball (M) Mike Sutton

Golf (W) Brandy Stout

Basketball (W) Sytia Messer

Soccer Daniel Brizard

Ticket Office

Sandy Zimmerman

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

Dr. Lance Jasitt Tammie McMillan Misty Pearson Assistant A.D. Assistant A.D. Corporate Sales & Marketing

Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Faculty Rep Assistant A.D.

Ben Shannon Facilities and Events

CC & Track Tony Cox

Softball Tory Acheson

Football Watson Brown

Tennis (M) Kenny Doyle

Strength & Conditioning

Marketing & Sales

Megan James

Facilities

Tyler Birdwell

Matt Dexter

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Patrena Hicks

Golden Eagle Head Coaches

Volleyball John Blair

Allison Price

Chip Pugh

Kim Meredith

Golf (M) Craig King

Grant Swallows Mandy Thatcher Compliance & Associate A.D. Special Events

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Kim Nash

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Winning in the Classroom Tennessee Tech’s commitment to its student-athletes is evident. The support personnel and resources available provide Golden Eagle student-athletes with the tools needed for success. The success of Tennessee Tech University’s athletic teams is tied closely to the academic progress of each student-athlete, and the academic performance of each Tech student-athlete is closely monitored by the coaching staff as well as an experienced staff in Academic Services. Tech’s student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. Each semester, the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll pays tribute to more than 150 students in athletics, including athletes, trainers, managers and cheerleaders, and the overall GPA of the department has climbed steeply in the past seven semesters. Student-athletes are the most visible component of a university, entertaining thousands of fans, students, alumni, family and friends. Their athletic abilities and achievements are a focus for national attention, as athletic events not only bring back faithful alumni, but serve as a welcome mat to the university for potential new stu- Marilyn Borch-Jensen dents. Academic Student-athletes devote many hours to practice, conditioning and training in an effort to be the best they Advisement can be. These hours are not required by non-athletes in the student body, and these extra demands can compete Secretary with academics for the student-athlete’s time and energy. The Tech Athletics Department works to provide help with course content (through tutors and monitored study hours) as well as with time management and study skills and any other academic support services that will allow Tech student-athletes to maximize their academic potential.

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Tennessee Tech University student-athletes have achieved Academic All-America honors 36 times since 1976.

District IV consists of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama.

1976....................................... Donley Canary, Baseball 1978...................................... Pat Kannapel, Basketball 1982.................................. Jerilynn Harper, Basketball 1985..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1986.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987..............................................Derek Lane, Baseball 1987..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1988..................................................Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990............................................Lisa Johnson, Softball 1993...........................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1996...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996.......................................... Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................................Dena Adams, Cross Country 1997...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1997..............................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998 ................................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1999........................................Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................ Wes Gallagher, Football 2000..........................................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000.........................................Nick Solomon, Football 2001............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2004....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2005...................................... Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2007.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008......................................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008.................................. Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2009...........................................Taylor Askew, Football 2009..........................................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2010....................................................... Josh Simer, Golf

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1985.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1985..............................Barry Wilmore, Football 1985......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986...............................Joel Chandler, Football 1986.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987................................. Ed deHass, Basketball 1987................................... Derek Lane, Baseball 1987.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1987..................................Clark Richey, Football 1988....................................... Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990...............................Steve Arnette, Baseball 1990...............................Tuesday Frase, Softball 1990................................. Lisa Johnson, Softball 1990..........................Spencer Hissam, Football 1991................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1991.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1991................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1992................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1992................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1994.....................Mary Beth Coombs, Softball 1995.................................... Scott Trent, Football 1995............................................Lisa Phipps, Golf 1995...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.................................. Jason Matson, Tennis 1996................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................ Kelly Carmichael, Track & Field 1996........................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996................................Brandy Henry, Softball 1996...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.............. Meggan Toohey, Cross Country 1997................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1997........................Dena Adams, Track & Field

1997.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1997....................................... Wade Morrell, Golf 1997................................. Jeff Norman, Football 1997............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1997...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1998................................. Taylor Ralph, Baseball 1998......................................Amy Ayers, Softball 1998.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1998............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1999...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 1999............................. Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................Shane Sewell, Golf 1999............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999..................Kevin Boucher, Cross Country 1999................ Steven Gordon, Cross Country 2000...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2000...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 2000................................Brandy Henry, Softball 2000.............................Mirza Duranovic, Tennis 2000..............................Nick Solomon, Football 2001..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2001........................... Grant Swallows, Football 2001............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2001........................................Julie Tryon, Soccer 2002..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................. Brent Jolly, Basketball 2002.........................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2002..................Stephanie Ward, Track & Field 2002...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2002............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2002...................................... Trey Perry, Football 2003......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003 .......................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball

2003...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2004......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2004.................................... Brett Vavra, Football 2004............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005...................................... Eric Anderson, Golf 2005........................... Michelle Brigano, Soccer 2005................................Jess Seyfert, Volleyball 2005............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2006........................Leah Watson, Track & Field 2006................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2006....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2007................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2007................................Taylor Askew, Football 2007.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2008........................Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2008...........................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008............................Keri Coulthard, CC/Track 2008................................Taylor Askew, Football 2008.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Kathryn Lally, Soccer 2008....................................Taren Brown, Soccer 2008...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009...............................Frank Davis, Basketball 2009......................................Keri Light, CC/Track 2009.........................Stephanie Place, CC/Track 2009...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2009...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009................................Taylor Askew, Football 2010......................................Lee Henry, Baseball 2010............................Chad Oberacker, Baeball 2010...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2010.............................................Josh Simer, Golf Total honors since1985................................106

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Dr. LANCE JASITT Assistant Athletics Director / Academics and Student Welfare

Dr. Lance Jasitt serves as Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare. He has served in compliance and administrative operations roles in the Tech Athletics Department since 1998. Dr. Jasitt plays a key role in the academic success of each of Tech’s varsity student-athletes, managers, and graduate assistants. His primary goals are to provide guidance and academic resources to permit student-athletes to maintain their academic eligibility under NCAA rules and to progress to graduation. In this process, Dr. Jasitt serves as a primary liaison between coaches and faculty. A detail-oriented person and a diligent worker, Dr. Jasitt has developed a solid understanding of the operations of the Athletics Department, the staff and the needs of its student-athletes. In addition to his administrative role within Athletics, Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and literacy at all age levels. He was the 2008-09 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is still actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for seven years. Raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State University in 1987. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 30 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian recently reeived his second degree from Tech, this one in Environmental Geology. Meagan is a senior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The “WIN” program: Work Intensely Now The WIN Program was implemented in the fall semester of 2004 to provide additional support for freshmen and student-athletes whose general academic progress places them at risk for maintaining eligibility and graduating. The program involves the student-athlete, coach(es), academic advisor, tutors, and others to build academic skills for success. Participation in the program is primarily based on grades, and coaches or the academic advisor may recommend additional participation at any time. All incoming freshmen meet at least one time per week with their coach to discuss academic progress and needs as well as time management and study skill techniques. Other aspects of the program include monitored study hours, tutoring, and study skills workshops.

Members of the Tennessee Tech volleyball team who were named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll during 2009-2010.

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Sports Medicine Responsible for providing medical coverage, recognition and treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation for all 14 intercollegiate teams and more than 300 student-athletes. Tennessee Tech’s Sports Medicine department provides some of the most complete and advanced care available.

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ERDELJAC Head Athletics Trainer West Virginia 1988 Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac began his career in 1988 while an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree in 1989. His first full-time position was Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University prior to joining the Tech staff. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the CRMC as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, working with the basketball teams and other Olympic team members A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), he is also in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and is currently serving as president of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, born on December 15, 2008.

Dr. William C. Francis Athletic Training Complex Tennessee Tech University’s athletic training complex was renamed the Dr. William C. Francis Student Therapy/Athletic Training Complex on November 7, 1992, in recognition of the dedicated, long-time team physician who was instrumental in the health care of all Tech studentathletes for 35 years. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the east side of Tucker Stadium. A 1953 Tech graduate who served as the football team’s captain and was president of the student body, Dr. Francis was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Dr. Francis passed away on October 13, 1996.

Upton Dabney

Adrienne Wilson

UPTON DABNEY --

Upton Dabney joined the athletic training staff at Tennessee Tech in 2008 after serving five years at Oregon Tech where he personally handled all of the sports medicine needs for the school’s 11-sport athletic program. A graduate of Morristown (Tenn.) East High School, he earned a degree from the Tennessee Institute of Electronics, worked for several years in the computer field, and in 1992 joined the U.S. Air Force where he worked in the medical field at Offutt AFB (Neb.) for four years. In 1996, Dabney returned to school for athletic training at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and worked at the University of Nebraska Medical School. He transferred to East Tennessee State in 1998, serving as a student athletic trainer before earning his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2001. He spent one year at Emporia (Kan.) State beginning graduate studies, then interned at Jacksonville (Fla.) University and finished a master’s degree in physical education while at The Citadel (SC) in 2003-04.

JAKE FOX --

Jake Fox, a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the past two years, is a new assistant athletics trainer at Tennessee Tech University in 201011. Fox, 33, earned his masters degree in clinical exercise physiology while at Chattanooga, receiving it in May. A native of Canandaigua, N.Y., Fox earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from East Carolina University where he worked with the football, volleyball and baseball teams, and also with high school teams in the area. He served as a graduate assistant in athletics at Chattanooga for two years. Prior to beginning his collegiate studies, Fox had more than 10 years of service in the U.S. Army, spending his time on active duty as a paratrooper and combat medic. He was in Operation Iraqi Freedom II from 2003 to 2005.

ADRIENNE WILSON --

Adrienne Wilson is in her first year at Tennessee Tech, joining the Sports Medicine staff in October 2009 after earning her master’s degree at the University of New Mexico. A native of San Diego, Calif., Wilson received her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Dakota, and has worked with athletes ranging from high school and college athletics to professional soccer and international competition at the ESPN Winter X Games.As an undergraduate, Wilson was an athletic training student at North Dakota, where she received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Athletic Training. She also held an internship with the Grand Forks, N.D., high schools. She took a graduate assistant position at the University of New Mexico, earning her master’s degree in Sports Administration. In 2008, she gained additional experience with two temporary positions. She was on the medical staff at the ESPN Winter X Games in 2008, providing services for an international field of extreme sport athletes.

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Sports Medicine Dr. Richard WILLIAMS Team Physician

Dr. Richard Williams, M.S., M.D., serves as the Team Physician for Tennessee Tech student-athletes. A physician at Mid-State Sports Medicine, Dr. Williams has specialized in sports medicine throughout his professional medical career, including experience with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes. He understands sports medicine from an athlete’s point of view, participating on track and field and basketball teams during his high school and collegiate careers. A 1975 graduate of Crawfordsville (Ind.) High School, Dr. Williams also spent one year as a foreign exchange student in West Germany. He graduated Cum Laude (A.B.) from Dartmouth College, and went on to earn an M.S. degree in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University, and an M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams worked with the Indianapolis Colts training camp and provided volunteer medical support for high school soccer and football teams in Indianapolis during his senior year in medical school, and also served as a research assistant at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. During his residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Dr. Williams provided coverage for local high school and college football teams, and worked extensively with the University of Cincinnati athletic teams. He earned an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship with Kentucky Sports Medicine in Lexington, and during the 1994-95 season was the team physician at Eastern Kentucky University, including primary game coverage in football and basketball, and training room coverage for all sports. Since 1995, Dr. Williams has been in practice in the Upper Cumberland. He has assumed primary responsibility, training room care and game coverage and injury treatment for all of Tennessee Tech’s athletic programs along with area high schools.

Dr. Craig MALTMAN Consultant

Dr. Craig Maltman, M.D., is the newest member of the Tennessee Tech sports medicine team. For the past several years, Dr. Maltman has helped to improve the Tech program by providing services as a consultant to the sports medicine staff and a general practitioner for all of Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes. Dr. Maltman is currently on the active staff at the North Cedar Medical Center. Born in Scotland, he was schooled in Canada. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in 1983, his master’s in Physiology in 1985, and his medical degree in 1987, all from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He also served a two-year residency in family practice at Queen’s before embarking on his professional medical career in 1989.

Dr. James TALMAGE Consultant

Dr. James Talmage, M.D., has over a decade of providing a variety of services to Tennessee Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes as general practitioner and consultant to the sports medicine staff. Currently a physician at the Occupational Health Center, Dr. Talmage moved to Cookeville in 1979 and has worked closely with the Tech sports medicine staff since 1987. While working with all men and women athletes, his primary area is the women’s basketball program. After graduating with a degree in Physiology from The Ohio State University in 1968, he was Summa Cum Laude in 1972 from the OSU medical school. He is Board Certified both in orthopedic surgery and in emergency medicine, and among his published works and lectures have been numerous items relating to athletic injuries and sports medicine.

Kristine GERMANN Physician’s Assistant

Kristine Germann covers several of the women’s sports programs and events at TTU. She specializes in primary care sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedics. A native of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kristine attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. While there, she was a Division I varsity letterman in volleyball. She then went on to the Medical College of Georgia, completing her PA degree in 1994. She has 10 years of experience in various areas of health care including internal medicine, psychiatry and sports medicine. She has also worked with the LPGA tour in primary care and sports medicine for the professional lady golfers. Kristine has been practicing with Dr. Williams at Mid-State Sports Medicine since 2007.

Medical Support Staff

Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Student Therapy Center is located inside the east side of Tucker Stadium on the TTU campus. The center specializes in athletic and orthopedic injuries and creates a convenient way for students, faculty and staff to attend physical therapy without leaving campus. The center is operated by a community partnership between Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Tennessee Tech.

Dr. Clark Childress Team Dentist

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Emphasizing Player DEVELOPMENT The Tennessee Tech strength and conditioning program is a blend of science, technology, nutrition and one-on-one attention to each athlete. Golden Eagle student-athletes make a year-round commitment to physically preparing to play their sport at the highest level. At TTU, a program is tailored to match each student-athlete’s individual needs with the sport-specific physical demands. This includes strength, speed, power, agility, flexibility, metabolic conditioning and motivation. This combination allows Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes to better reach their specific goals. Another major focus of the strength staff is the development of sport-specific speed, agility and conditioning.

CHIP PUGH Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Chip Pugh is in his fifth year as Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning head coach. He oversees the physical development of student-athletes in all 14 sports, providing support in building toward championships. Pugh served three years in the same position at Winthrop University where he created and developed a highly successful strength and conditioning program that helped win 12 conference championships. An alumnus of Ohio University, he was an offensive lineman on the football team while earning a bachelor’s degree in sport industry and a master’s degree in physical education. Pugh believes that the qualities that athletes can develop in strength and conditioning will not only aid in their athletic development, but will also help them build quality character components necessary for life. A native of Parkersburg, W. Va., he began his coaching career at his alma mater as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where he primarily worked with men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s swimming, and women’s soccer. He also assisted coach Ethan Reeve, currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Wake Forest, with football while at Ohio. After leaving Ohio University he became the head Golden Eagle strength and conditioning coach for football at Marietta (Ohio) College, where he also worked as an assistant footStrength All-Americans ball coach. Additionally, during his two years at Marietta under Chip Pugh College he also served as a campus minister to the college. Awarded by the National Strength Pugh is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. He also holds the 2007 Katie Sutherland, Softball Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting. Amadi McKenzie, Men’s Basketball Allison Price, Women’s Basketball 2008 He is a Level-I certified CrossFit trainer and conducts John Jackson, Football personal training classes open to the public using the 2009 Blair Bowens, Women’s Basketball CrossFit methods. Kelechi Odu, Football Chip and his wife, the former Nicole Carey, were mar2010 Kaleigh Gates, Softball ried July 29, 2000. They live in Cookeville, where they are Elijah Muhammad, Basketball active in sprint triathlons and CrossFit and are expecting their first child in October

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By taking advantage of expert instruction, Golden Eagle student-athletes are afforded every opportunity to maximize their athletic potential Development of Core Strength Imagine the body is a 3-link chain with the head and arms being one link, the torso.trunk being the second link and the legs being the third link. If the core link (trunk/torso) is weak or inflexible, there is little chance of maximizing potential because all body movement stems from the core.

Make workouts short and intense There are many philosophies on how to get athletes stronger, faster and more flexible. But, when combined, these philosophies have the same three underlying principles: a) The workous should be highly organized b) The workouts should be short in duration c) The workouts should be extremely intense

Train using ground-based, mulit-joint lifting versus machine lifting The following are recommendations for athletes Most athletes participate in stand up power sports using concerning days and times of strength trainig many muscle groups at once. The emphasis of training (including warmups): should be on total body athleticsm and flexibility rather than * In-season: 3 days / week; 30-40 minutes/workout having body weight supported by a machine and forcing * Post-season: 3-4 days / week; 45-60 minutes/workout isolation of just one muscle group. By incorporating ground* Pre-season: 4 days / week; 50-60 minutes/workout based lifts and exercises that focus on the total body, the athlete becomes more prepared to use their whole body in sport skills.

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Train for Power (which results in increased speed) Power = (Mass Moved x Distance)/time. The less time it takes to move a mass a certain distance, the higher the output. As seen in the above formula, an increase in speed of movements results in an increase in power. Train Athleticism Many factors are included in athleticism: strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, coordination, fitness level and mental toughness are just a few. It is the goal to maximize an athlete’s overall athleticism.

Kristina Hortert

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Train as a Team When teams train together, it provides another opportunity to develop chemistry, teamwork, leadership skills and a competitive environment. Within this competitive environment, teams can work on mental toughness, attacking the weights and maintaining a positive attitude. By enabling athletes to work on these things as a team, it helps to promote a stronger sense of unity, therefore making it harder to “fold” under pressure.

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SPORTS HALL OF FAME Since its creation in 1975, the TTU Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 150 members, whose photos and biographies are featured in the Hall of Fame Gallery in Eblen Center. 1975 Inductees Preston V. (Putty) Overall (1923-67)--Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball Creed Denton McClure (1937-39)--Football, Track B. Holmes Neal (1937-39)--Football Tom Fann (1950-52)--Football James Dearing Miller (1920-25)--Football

1983 Inductees Edward Gracey (1939-42)--Golf, Football, Track Gordon Mason (1957-61)--Football Charles Pangle (1943-45)--Football, Basketball, Baseball W. J. Shumaker (1957-59)--Football Jim Youngblood (1968-72)--Football

1976 Inductees Malcolm P. Quillen (1930-33)--Baseball, Football Raymond H. (Bull) Brown (1933-37)--Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track Elwin W. (Wink) Midgett (1930-34)--Baseball, Basketball, Football Sidney McGee (1939-68)--Sports Information Emmett T. Strickland (1933-36)--Football, Baseball, Basketball

1984 Inductees Edward F. Etzel (1971-74)--Rifle William C. Francis (1949-52)--Football Don Cook (1948-51)--Baseball, Basketball Tommy Hackler (1959-60)--Football Edd Zegarski (1942, 1947-48)--Football, Track

1977 Inductees Hooper Eblen (1941-74)--Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track, Tennis, Golf Kenneth Sidwell (1955-56)--Basketball Joe B. Sills (1927-31)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Wilburn Tucker (1941-67)--Baseball, Football Eddie Watson (1922-28)--Football, Baseball, Basketball 1978 Inductees Benton Bilbrey (1940-43)--Track, Football, Baseball Huland Draper (1937-40)--Baseball, Basketball Jack Van Hooser (1951-54)--Football, Baseball Lonnie Warwick (1961-63)--Football Homer (Rudy) Schmittou (1959-62)--Football, Track 1979 Inductees Carl S. (Cotton) Barlow (1936-39)--Football, Baseball Tom Chilton (1956-57)--Track William Dupes (1949-51)--Football James S. Hagan (1957-60)--Basketball Flavious Smith (1948-52)--Football, Basketball 1980 Inductees Albert Jobe (1927-30)--Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track Jim Ragland (1960-63)--Football Marshall (Stick) Taylor (1953-56)--Football, Basketball David C. Williamson (1927-33)--Football, Basketball Larry Schreiber (1966-69)--Football 1981 Inductees Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics 1982 Inductees David Baxter (1958-61)--Football Kenneth Broyles (1951-53)--Football Bannis Norris (1931-35)--Basketball, Baseball Virgil Rains (1949, 1952-54)--Football Ray Thomas (1957-60)--Football

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1985 Inductees Earl Carrier (1929-34)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Ray Carter (1970-73)--Rifle Homer Hamdorff (1936-39)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Charles (Chuck) Kriese (1970-72)--Tennis 1986 Inductees Glen (Pete) Davis (1938-42)--Basketball, Football Elois Grooms (1972-75)--Football Mike Hennigan (1971-72)--Football Ron Shumate (1957-61)--Baseball, Basketball 1987 Inductees R.L. Highers (1940-43)--Football, Baseball Basketball Frank Jones (1972-76)--Basketball L.C. (Lusk) Stubblefield (1938-42)--Football Baseball 1988 Inductees Everett Derryberry (1940-74)--Administration Herbie Merritt (1956-59)--Basketball Dana Winningham (1972-75)--Football Kenneth (Moe) Wright (1955-57)--Football 1989 Inductees Noble Cody (1952-90)--Athletics James M. Gaylor (1951, 1955-57)--Football, Baseball Gayle Burgess-Hastings (1975-76)--Basketball James G. (Red) Jarell (1944, 46-49)--Football, Basketball 1990 Inductees L.D. (Speedy) Carden (1946-50)--Basketball, Football Pam Chambers-Compton (1976-80)--Basketball Bobby Nichols (1960-63)--Golf Johnny Oldham (1955-64)--Basketball 1991 Inductees Ray Drost (1958-64)--Football, Baseball Ron Filipek (1964-67)--Basketball Rod M. Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Joseph (J.R.) Mulvihill (1967-69)--Football

1992 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, Volleyball 1993 Inductees Marc Burnett (1977-82)--Basketball Dr. William Headrick (1941-43)--Basketball, Baseball Pam Cassity Smith (1973-77)--Basketball Don Wade (1968-82)--Football 1994 Inductees Murray Cunningham (1973-76)--Football Don J. Henderson (1946-49)--Football, Baseball Ed Hooper (1940-1998)--Athletics Hubie Smith Jr. (1950-56)--Golf 1995 Inductees Ed Burns (1975-79)--Football Kurt Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Rodney Moore (1975-79)--Track 1996 Inductees Eldon Burgess (1962-96) and Gene Davidson (1962-98)--Broadcasting Wayne Pack (1970-73)--Basketball Kim Tunnell-Suiter (1982-85)--Volleyball Mike Winchester (1972-75)--Baseball 1997 Inductees Wayne Anderson (1977-80)--Football Donley Canary (1973-77)--Baseball Jim Newkirk (1980-89)--Rifle Cheryl Taylor (1983-87)--Basketball 1998 Inductees Juan Escudero (1986-88)--Tennis Bruce Harris (1955-57)--Basketball Bob Joye (1967-80)--Football Derek Lane (1984-87)--Baseball 1999 Inductees Jim Cornelius (1985-88)--Golf Johnny Donnelly (1989-98)--Supporter Melinda Clayton Hatfield (1986-90)--Basketball Elaine Proffitt Keagle (1978-82)--Rifle 2000 Inductees Bill Branch (1949-52)--Football, Baseball C. Stephen Lynn (1966-69)--Tennis Melanie Marshall (1986-89)--Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Golf John D. Wall (1950-53)--Track Lana Ward (1987-90)--Rifle

2001 Inductees Matt Bulow (1987-90)--Tennis, Paralympics Angela Moorehead (1988-91)-- Basketball Matt Stark (1977-80)--Rifle 2002 Inductees John Fitzpatrick (1969-72)--Football Todd Kemp (1985-88)--Baseball Roschelle Vaughn (1990-92)--Basketball 2003 Inductees Becky Murray Isom (1982-85)--Volleyball Stephen Kite, Sr. (1982-86)--Basketball Steve Moore(1968-83)--Athletics Trainer Raymond Slonena, Sr. (1980-84)--Rifle Barry Wilmore (1982-85)--Football 2004 Inductees Anthony Avery (1986-90)--Basketball Beth Keylon (1992-94)--Softball Andrea Roark (1990-93)--Softball Delores Wheatley (1969-2004)--Academics 2005 Inductees Leonard “Sonny” Allen (1951-54)--Football Scott Baerns (1985-88)--Baseball David Mays (1974-98)--Baseball Coach 2006 Inductees Shawn Monday Smith (1986-90)--Basketball Cecilia Ramsey Fisher (1988-91)--Basketball Angelo Volpe (1987-2000)--President Melanie Gray Walker (1991-95--Golf Bill Worrell (1981-2006)--Basketball Coach 2007 Inductees Dr. Thurston Banks (1973-2006)--Administrator Stacy Hughes Britt (19866-89)--Softball Dr. David Larimore (1976-2006)--Administrator Eddie Scott (1951-54)--Football, Track Ryan Weeks (1986-89)--Football 2008 Inductees Chris Hedman (1986-90)--Tennis Mark Maberry (1994-97)--Baseball John “Shakey” McClellan (1964-2007)--Supporter Rachel Melchiorre (1994-97)--Volleyball Tom Pack (1996-99)--Golf 2009 Inductees Dena Adams Fairley (1995-98)--Cross Country, Track Jim Bishop (1967-71)--Football, Baseball John Moorhead (1955-59)--Football, Track Tony Stone (1955-59/67-73)--Football/Coach Branon Vaughn (1995-99)--Football

A period of 10 years must pass after they complete their eligibility before athletes can be nominated for the Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations are due each year by June 30.

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Athletics Mission Statement PICTURESQUE VIEWS:

Two of America’s most picturesque lakes can be found within a short drive of Cookeville. Dale Hollow Lake is just to the north, while Center Hill Lake (shown here) is just south of town.

NICE WEATHER:

The Cookeville area enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, perfect for the abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. January: average high 53F, average low - 38F, July: average high 89F, average low 67F Annual average precipitation: 51 inches Annual average snowfall: 8 inches

CLOSE TO EVERYBODY: Tennessee Tech is less than a day’s drive from almost half of the USA. Mileage to Tech: Nashville (78), Chattanooga (95), Knoxville (102), Atlanta (210), Birmingham (238), Louisville (247), Cincinnati (250), Memphis (289), Indianapolis (357), Tallahassee (397), St. Louis (399), Detroit (525), Cleveland (529), Chicago (547), Orlando (646), New Orleans (648), ESPN Studios (933)

Tennessee Tech University Athletics Mission Statement The mission of Tennessee Technological University Intercollegiate Athletics, based upon and consistent with the university’s mission, is to encourage student scholarship and sportsmanship with emphasis placed on helping studentathletes make appropriate progress toward completion of their chosen academic degree programs and become productive members of society. The TTU Intercollegiate Athletics Program serves as a rallying point for the university as well as a public relations outlet for university activities by striving to bring positive recognition to TTU through a program built on concepts including excellence, integrity, and enthusiasm.

Academic integrity is a key element in athletic decisions, thus ensuring that the educational values, practices, and the university’s mission set the standard for the program. TTU’s athletic program strives for student-athlete excellence in competition and in the academic setting. TTU seeks to field disciplined and competitive athletic teams dedicated to observing sportsmanship and applicable rules, to providing quality athletic training and medical support to intercollegiate athletics, and to supporting the general welfare of student-athletes. The TTU Intercollegiate Athletics Program focuses on the overall development of all persons participating in athletics. Ethical conduct and good sportsmanship are pro-

moted among faculty and students, alumni and friends, athletics department staff, and student-athletes. The program adheres to the policies, rules, and guidelines of the National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA), the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), and the institution. Intercollegiate Athletics is as supportive of women as of men and as supportive of those in the minority as those in the majority. The program is committed to complying with Title IX regulations. Intercollegiate Athletics provides opportunities to eligible persons without regard to age, gender, color, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

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MEDIA RELATIONS Sports Information Assistants

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SCHABERT Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Infoirmation/Broadcasting St. Cloud State 1977 Heading into his 29th year on the Tennessee Tech athletics staff, Rob Schabert is assistant athletics director for sports information and broadcasting. He joined the Tech staff on Sept. 8, 1982, and has been going full-speed ever since, working not only in publicizing Tech's student-athletes and staff but also in promotions and marketing for the athletics department. In September 2008 he was inducted into the Hall of Distinction at Minnesota State University (Mankato). An active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), he has attended the organization's annual workshop in 29 of his 33 years in the profession. He has served on numerous CoSIDA committees, including Ethics, Academic All-America and Writing, and he currently serves on the Olympic Liaison Committee. In 2004, he was voted winner of the university's Outstanding Professional Award, and in July 2005 was promoted to his current title. A tireless worker, Schabert has won dozens of national publications and writing awards, including "Best in the Nation" from USA Volleyball for his annual media guide six times. Schabert, 54, has established several programs within the department. He created the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 1987 and initiated the President's Awards program in 1991. He also established the Woman of the Year/Man of the Year awards along with the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete awards. He is active in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame selection process and serves as the emcee of the annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Schabert has promoted the selection of numerous Tech Academic All-Americans and is extremely active in promoting both the academic and athletic accomplishments of Tech's student-athletes. Another wing of his operation is the day-to-day production and operations of the vast Tech athletics web site, TTUsports.com. Rob and his staff also serve as the hosts to all media attending athletics events on campus. Over the past several years, many of the interns who have worked for Schabert have moved into full-time positions in the Sports Information profession at a wide variety of colleges and universities, including Appalachian State, UAB, Xavier, Idaho and Texas State. A Minnesota native who learned the trade under the guidance of his father, Bob (a long-time Minnesota Sportswriter), Rob earned his bachelor's degree in mass communications from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in 1977, spent one year in the Minnesota Twins public relations office, and was SID for five years at Mankato State University. He was a charter member of the St. Cloud chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalist. In 2002, Rob was a volunteer with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee as a member of the Press Operations staff. Rob and his wife, Joan, have two grown children who are also in the business -- Matt (assistant SID at Morehead State) and Kristen (U.S. Army public affairs in Heidelberg, Germany). They also have one granson, Jacob.

Nick Burns, 25, joined the Tennessee Tech Sports Information staff in July. He will serve as the primary contact for volleyball, women's basketball and softball, and the secondary contact for tennis and track. A native of Bloomington, Minn., he is a 2007 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a public relations emphasis. As an undergraduate, Burns was a reporter for the campus newspaper covering the men's and women's track and field and golf teams and writing feature stories. He also worked in the school’s athletic communications office helping with gameday services and writing. From 2007 to 2009, Burns was a graduate assistant in the MSU athletic communications office, serving as the primary contact for the volleyball and women's basketball teams for two seasons, and the softball, men's and women's track and field and tennis teams for one season. He produced publications, was the in-game statistician for all Maverick home events, updated the athletic website and filled in as guest host of the weekly Maverick Magazine radio show. During the 2008-09 women's basketball season, Burns served as the primary contact when the team won the Division II NCAA National Championship in San Antonio. He has also worked at the WCHA Final Five. Kate Nicewicz, 24, joined the Tech Sports Infomormation staff in April. A native of Sauquoit, N.Y., she graduated from the University of Rochester in May of 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Communications and Marketing. At Rochester, Nicewicz participated in JV and Varsity soccer and worked as an assistant in the Sports Information office. While obtaining her B.A. in Communications, Nicewicz participated in an internship with MCLA the Lax Mag beginning in January of 2008, contributing nationally published content in the form of feature articles, team and player profiles, and game recaps. In May of 2008, she traveled to Dallas, Texas to provide live coverage for the 2008 Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Tournament. Nicewicz also acted as a senior writer for the sports section of the Campus Times, UR’s campus-wide newspaper. At Tennessee Tech, Nicewicz will handle several aspects of media relations for the athletic department, including the production of publications, press releases and human-interest articles. She will provide game coverage and live stats and serve as the primary contact for soccer, men’s basketball, and baseball, as well as secondary contact for men’s and women’s golf.

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FOLLOWING TECH WELCOME to GOLDEN EAGLE Volleyball

The Sports Information staff provides information about the student-athletes and staff of Tennessee Tech’s 14 intercollegiate teams. The staff works hard to make following the Golden Eagles as easy as possible for media and fans, including daily updates on TTUsports.com, game notes, email newsletter, Facebook and Twitter updates, and this media guide. The information in this guide was accurate as of Aug. 1. We encourage you to check TTUsports.com to keep up with changes. As always, if there is something else you need, please ask us!

Covering Tech On Game Day

During The Week

For complete details on covering Tech, please contact the Sports Information office. t MEDIA PASSES: All requests for media credentials should be directed to the Tennessee Tech Sports Information Office. The mailing address is P.O. Box 5057, Cookeville, TN 38505. You may call (931) 372-3088 or send and email to: sportsinfo@tntech.edu.

Post-Game Interviews

t PRACTICES: As a general rule, all Tech practices are open to the media and the public. The team works in the weight room each Sunday and Monday and is on the turf in Tucker Stadium Tuesday through Thursday. t INTERVIEWS WITH COACH JOHN BLAIR: Interviews with coach John Blair or his staff can be arranged by contacting the Sports Information Office. t PLAYER INTERVIEWS: All player interviews must be arranged through the Sports Information Office. This policy allows us to arrange a time that will not interfere with a student-athlete's academic schedule, which has top priority. No interviews will be granted in the day prior to any game. Please note: No player's phone number will be given out. t WEEKLY GAME NOTES: Tennessee Tech's Sports Information Office prepares and distributes weekly game notes, including statistics, records and game information. The release is distributed each Wednesday during the season by 10 a.m. The weekly game notes are available in PDF format on the Tech web site.

t POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE: Coach John Blair and selected players will be available to the media approximately 15 minutes after each match. Quick stats will be provided. Complete game stats and playby-play will be available in the press box approximately 15 minutes after the contest. Please note: Visiting teams will handle their own post-game access to coaches and players, so please check with the visiting sports information representative.

Driving directions to Eblen Center From points east and west on I-40: Take Willow Avenue exit (exit 286); turn north onto Willow Avenue and proceed three miles; the campus and Eblen Center will be on your right. From points north and south on SR 42/111: Exit at Cookeville/Algood exit and turn west onto 10th street; proceed three miles to Washington Avenue, and turn right; proceed 2/10 mile to 12th Street and turn left; after 1/2 mile, the campus and Eblin Center will be on your left. Media Parking: Unless other arrangements are made with the Sports Information office, all media parking is in the South Lot next to Eblen Center, about one block from Tucker Stadium.

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BUILDING A B

Construction nearing completion on new Athletic Performance Center New facility will house weight room, practice space and locker facilities Construction is nearing completion on a brand new stateof-the-art Athletic Performance Center for Tennessee Tech student-athletes. The 25,000 square-foot facility, expected to open in January, 2011, will benefit every Golden Eagle student-athlete. When completed, it will be the finest such facility in the Ohio Valley Conference, with 10,000 square-feet for the new weight room and 10,000 square-feet for indoor practice and conditioning. At an estimated cost of $2 million, the facility will also house dressing room facilities including a team room for the Golden Eagle softball program.

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The new building is going up west of the softball complex close to Pine Ave. The location allows for access to the newly built outdoor strength and conditioning area that includes an obstacle course, speed training sand pit, as well as a natural grass practice surface. Athletics is currently seeking financial support to furnish the building with state-of-the-art strength equipment to enhance the outstanding quality of the facility. To help Tech’s student-athletes with support for the purchase of equipment, please contact Grant Swallows, Associate Athletic Director for Development, either by phone (931-372-3929) or email at GSwallows@tntech.du.

Strength and conditioning coach Chip Pugh

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The new Athletic Performance Center will provide Tennessee Tech student-athletes with an indoor practice facility to use year-round, providing them the opportunity to work on every aspect of their game 12 months a year.

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